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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alaskan True Cod at Aroma Thyme Bistro

In for a limited time, Pacific Cod!

All Cod is not equal. We just got a Fed-Ex shipment from Alaska of Pacific True Cod. This fish is moist, delicate & flaky. It has become Courtney & Justin's, our children, new favorite fish. In fact I delivered an order to school for Courtney's lunch.

This fish will be featured on our menu while supplies last.

Aroma Thyme Bistro makes every effort to serve the safest and cleanest seafood.

Here is the stats on all the Cod
from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
©B. Guild Gillespie/www.chartingnature.com
Atlantic Cod Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Scrod, Whitefish U.S. Atlantic wild-caught
Pacific Cod Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Alaska Cod, True Cod, Grey Cod U.S. Pacific longline, jig and trap
Pacific Cod Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Alaska Cod, True Cod, Gray Cod U.S. Pacific trawl-caught

Atlantic Cod

Avoid Atlantic cod from North America; it has been fished heavily for the past 50 years, resulting in massive population declines. Scientists agree that we are now fishing the last 10% of this population.

Despite strict management in the U.S. and Canada, cod populations remain overfished. Canadian populations are so low, that some are listed as endangered or threatened.

Most cod populations in the Northeast Atlantic are in extremely poor condition, with the exception of Icelandic and Barents Sea cod - which are a good alternative - when caught without trawl gear. Cod from these fisheries also have relatively better population levels.

Atlantic cod are groundfish, living along the seafloor at depths up to 1,312 feet (400 meters) on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen often catch cod with bottom trawl gear, which involves dragging large nets across the seafloor. Trawling damages marine habitats and accidentally catches other marine life, that is then discarded as unwanted catch.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this article. I've been aware that some cod is deemed unsafe, but I've not succeeded in identifying which cod IS safe.

Thanks for your helpful newsletter and for your classy


We would never expect you to eat this shrimp, nor do we serve farmed Asian shrimp

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