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FishChoice rolls out online sustainable seafood restaurant finder

Tool tracks recommendations from a variety of NGOs involved in seafood sustainability.

FishChoice said Wednesday it is introducing its new online Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Finder map and guide of 396 restaurants across more than 30 US states currently working in partnership with regional and national organizations on sustainable seafood.

The collection of programs that are working with these restaurants are: Audubon G.U.L.F., Good Catch (South Carolina Aquarium), Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Seafood Watch (Monterey Bay Aquarium), Seattle Aquarium, Sensible Seafood (Virginia Aquarium), Shedd Aquarium, and Smart Catch (James Beard Foundation).

The FishChoice Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Finder online map also includes the Ocean Wise program in Canada which has over 1,000 restaurant partners across Canada.

The online map shows the name of the restaurant with a website link (where applicable) and a tag of which program the restaurant is working with.

Additionally, each program has its own program-specific restaurant map on their FishChoice.com program page. Major national chains and various institutional dining services are currently not included on the map.

“We decided to put this map together because we want to further recognize both the programs and restaurants working with these programs for their efforts in sustainable seafood. Although we hope this may be a benefit to consumers, our ultimate goal is that more restaurants across more states will work with these regional and national programs so next year all 50 states are represented and this list grows exponentially. Tackling sustainable seafood can be difficult for an independent restaurant, and these programs are making a difference.” said Justin Boevers, director of Operations for FishChoice.com.

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