Back to another post for Fish Friday – we’re staying with sustainable alternatives today – this time its striped bass.
Just like last week, we’ll start with the best choices according to each of 3 sources (click on their names for the details of all types of trout, including which ones to avoid):
- Ocean Wise – recommended – 3 types: Closed-system farmed in the US and trolled in the US Atlantic and US Pacific
- Sea Choice – Green (recommended) – US Atlantic Farmed and Wild Caught – Hook and Line, Pound Nets, gillnets, haul seines, trawls
- Seafood Watch -Best Choice – US Wild caught and farmed
Like many fish, Striped bass goes by many names including:
I’m guessing less people would buy a ‘squidhound’ or a ‘greenhead!’
Striped Bass are rich in texture and can hold flavour with any treatment you want – meaning they are fine to eat with a quick fry but also fantastic with sauce, smoked or as part of a dish like fish tacos.
This is part of a series called Fish Friday which is a follow-up to our infographic that appeared in Edible Toronto in Summer, 2012. To find out more about the infographic, click here – to find out more about Sustainable Fish stay tuned over the next 3 months as we will feature an article on the topic every Friday through October). To learn a bit more about my personal observations around failing/ failed fisheries and their impact to nature and the communities they support, you may be interested in the article that accompanied our poster in Edible Toronto called “The Fish of My Youth Are No Longer There“