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These Sustainable, Organic Fish Are Better for You — and the Planet

Recently, The Daily Meal covered a pertinent topic: What Is “Sustainable” Food and Why — and How — Should You Cook It? In this piece, sustainable farming practices were highlighted and we gave you reasons why seeking sustainably sourced products can have a positive impact on the environment. With so much emphasis on the purity and integrity of seafood in American and world news, we decided it was time to investigate sustainable fishing methods as well.

These Sustainable, Organic Fish Are Better for You — and the Planet.

As the days go by, more and more sustainable fishing companies are being created. Some of these companies are catching the fish themselves, while others are selling fish caught sustainably by others. Fish is the primary source of protein for 20 percent of the world’s population. Out of the entire worldwide population, 120 million people rely on the fishing trade for a portion or all of their income. With so many people reliant on fish for not only income but also nutrition, it’s important to ensure the long-term survival of humans by fishing sustainably. The following companies are doing their best to do just that.

Click here to see The Daily Meal Special contributor Lauren Reid’s video blog — The Truth About Tuna: Out on the High Seas.