'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)
Mantis shrimp caught in the South China Sea
Farmed Hong Kong garoupa
Shrimp from the mainland
Squaretail coral trout
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.
WWF Hong Kong
Information about Marine Stewardship Council
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation
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