Sustainable West Coast seafood

This article was originally published in November 2014

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program has upgraded the sustainability rating of several West Coast groundfish.

All groundfish caught in California, Oregon and Washington are now either a “Good Alternative” or “Best Choice.”

Among the upgraded species are trawl- and longline-caught Rockfish, and Dover, English and Rex sole.

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Going with the grain

Farmers, researchers and chefs are collaborating to grow and test flavorful local grains.

Carrageenan moratorium

PCC has implemented a moratorium on bringing in new organic foods containing the controversial ingredient, carrageenan.

Water quality and fish consumption

There's a battle at the state level over how much local fish we're supposed to be eating and it all hinges on the state's water quality standards. Big business is pushing to minimize water quality protection and allow the levels of pollution it believes are necessary to boost the economy.