Amid all the appalling stories about ‘farmed’ seafood comes an article from the Guardian on Asian slave labor stocking our grocery stores’ fish case. With all of the outrage over the lack of GMO labeling in this Country, we sate ourselves on slave shrimp and wait for someone else to act. Enough is enough, I say Buy American!
In southeastern New Hampshire go to the Durham Marketplace and buy local (North Atlantic) seafood, while you’re at it, ask them to stop supporting the Asian slave trade by selling Thai shrimp. New Hampshire Community Seafood is a great option to absolutely guarantee that fresh and local seafood is on your table.
Make sure you know your fish monger and make sure they know where their seafood comes from. Don’t buy seafood if the labels don’t indicate Country of Origin. Check out NOAA – FishWatch or Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch for more information. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has an Android and iTunes link for their Smartphone App so you can get up to date information while you’re looking at the fish selections in the store. Better yet, check out your recipe before going to the store.
Buy Sustainable. Buy American.