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


'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

Information about Marine Stewardship Council

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation


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