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Conservation

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 April, 2007, 12:00am

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'Most seafood in the 'think twice' and 'avoid' categories came from Asian fisheries'


- WWF marine conservation officer Clarus Chu Ping-shing (who devised the Seafood Guide)


'Consumers have the power to make a big difference in protecting globally depleted marine resources through their purchasing decisions. Most people who have eaten Toro sashimi know bluefin tuna is one of the most delicious things in the world. To make a decision to stop eating it is a big one'


- WWF chairman Markus Shaw


At a glance


66 categories most commonly found in wet markets, supermarkets and restaurants


3 categories: 'recommended', listed in green; 'think twice', in yellow; 'avoid', in red


16 species are 'recommended' by the guide


Some popular fish on the 'avoid' list (in red)


Bombay duck


Mantis shrimp caught in the South China Sea


Farmed Hong Kong garoupa


Shrimp from the mainland


Squaretail coral trout


Humphead wrasse


Abalone from South Africa


WWF plans to periodically update the seafood guide to reflect changes in the way that seafood is produced and harvested.


Download the Seafood Guide from the WWF website, or pick up a copy from WWF office at 1 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai.


Web links


WWF Hong Kong


www.wwf.org.hk/seafood


Information about Marine Stewardship Council


www.msc.org


United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation


www.fao.org


Discussion


Will you, your family or friends take notice of these new guidelines?


How will these guidelines affect seafood traders?


What more can be done to improve conservation of our fish resources?


How can restaurants help in this issue?


Enquiry


Why has the demand for coral fish exploded in China?


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