Sustainable Seafood app brings seafood consumption with a conscience right to your phone!

I’m notoriously behind the times when it comes to mobile technology. When I finally got a “smart” phone I had fun playing Tetris for a few hours, then stupidly went back to using it as just a phone.

So I’m a little late to the party on this – but in case you are too – sustainable seafood app. What a fantastic app! I can now toss recycle my crinkled, waterlogged wallet card from Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch.

The Safina Center used to have the FishPhone app for iPhone and if you weren’t on the apple train, you could text your menu choice to see its conservation status. It would tell you the ranking of a fish’s sustainability and information on toxicity from mercury and PCBs.

I’m not on the apple train, so I recently downloaded Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch app (also available for the iPhone) that uses GPS to ID your location and give you recommendations for sustainable seafood in your area. Even better!

Seafood Watch app

If you haven’t already, go get the app, try it out, tell all your friends and let us know what you think.

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