OUR STANCE ON SUS­TAIN­ABLE SEAFOOD

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Over the past few years, the Hong Kong Tatler Best Restau­rants guide has taken more strin­gent mea­sures to not rec­om­mend dishes that in­clude en­dan­gered species or other en­vi­ron­men­tally un­sus­tain­able an­i­mal prod­ucts. In fact, our re­view­ers are un­der strict guide­lines that for­bid them from or­der­ing dishes that in­clude items such as bluefin tuna, Chilean seabass, wild stur­geon caviar and shark’s fin. En­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity is im­por­tant to us, as is the health of our oceans, which is why we be­lieve con­sumers should take re­spon­si­bil­ity for what they con­sume – and think about the long-term en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of choos­ing to eat some­thing that only brings a mo­ment’s plea­sure.

Be­gin­ning as a small fish­ing vil­lage, Hong Kong is now a bustling me­trop­o­lis that still has a deep re­la­tion­ship with the ocean. The de­mand for seafood con­tin­ues to grow and, with a plethora of seafood op­tions avail­able, it’s dif­fi­cult to nav­i­gate through what’s “safe” and “un­safe” to eat. Choices such as shark’s fin and bluefin tuna are clearly on the “do not eat” list, but oth­ers are not as ob­vi­ous.

We are proud work with WWF-Hong Kong once more to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on com­monly eaten seafood in Hong Kong, with both guilt-free op­tions and those that should be avoided for en­vi­ron­men­tal rea­sons.

REC­OM­MENDED SEAFOOD

Th­ese sea treats are re­spon­si­bly sourced us­ing meth­ods that re­quire min­i­mal al­ter­ations to the nat­u­ral land­scape, and mea­sures are taken to en­sure that the stock is well mon­i­tored and at a sus­tain­able level. Leop­ard Co­ral Trout (hook and line-caught in Aus­tralia)

SEAFOOD TO AVOID

Sword­fish Gi­ant Grouper (in­door-farmed in Hong Kong) Bos­ton Lob­ster (caught in traps in Canada) Th­ese fish are of­ten prized in restau­rants around the world, but their slow growth and re­pro­duc­tion rate has made them nat­u­rally vul­ner­a­ble to over­fish­ing. Meth­ods used in their fish­ing, such as pelagic long-lin­ing, can also catch en­dan­gered sharks, tur­tles, marine mam­mals and seabirds.

Hump­head Wrasse

Bluefin Tuna For a more com­pre­hen­sive list on what’s fea­tured in this guide, scan the QR code to visit WWF-Hong Kong’s web­site.

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