App in­forms fish choice

South Waikato News - - ECO FRIENDLY FEATURE -

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.

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