App informs fish choice
Forest & Bird’s new iPhone application makes choosing eco-friendly seafood as easy as (fish) pie.
The free Best Fish Guide app ranks 78 seafood species caught in New Zealand waters according to ecological sustainability.
The higher up the chart, the better the choice with seafood like albacore tuna, blue cod and trevally among the top picks.
The app has plenty of information explaining why each species is or is not a good choice and links to the Forest & Bird website where there are recipes for some good-choice seafood dishes by top New Zealand chefs such as Al Brown, Martin Bosley and Annabel Langbein.
Based on the latest independent and government research, there are a lot of seafood choices ranked in the guide’s unsustainable red zone. The app suggests cooking alternatives for some of the worst-choice species.
Forest & Bird is working to make the app suitable for all smart phones.
ECO APP: A new iPhone app by Forest and Bird helps you choose eco-friendly seafood.