Nearly three billion people worldwide rely on wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein, according to the World Wildlife Fund. To help make healthy choices from the sea, the experts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a world-leading research facility in all things oceanic, has created the informative Seafood Watch app.
Seafood Watch (free; Android and iOS) helps diners make more informed decisions when it comes to choosing a fish dish for home cooking or at a restaurant. By pinpointing the user's location with GPS, the app will make recommendations for “Best Choice,” “Good Alternative” and what to avoid by taking into consideration sustainable fishing and farming practices, population stocks and season. A highlight list of “Super Green” seafoods gives users an easy-to-use list of seafood that’s good for you and the ocean, while the sushi guide gives users a heads-up on the fish that make it in the roll. The Project FishMap puts the power of stewardship into the hands of the user by allowing Seafood Watch acolytes to add restaurants and markets that deal with sustainable seafood products, promoting a more educated and sustainable consumer base.
Eating healthy can be a challenge. Luckily, we have a few food-centric apps to help break those poor eating habits.