3 Nov 2009

Avoid snapper, scallops - Best Fish Guide

10:01 pm on 3 November 2009

A guide to sustainable seafood recommends consumers avoid popular catches such as snapper and scallops.

The Best Fish Guide released on Tuesday by the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society is designed to encourage responsible fishing practices.

Forest & Bird's marine conservation advocate Kirstie Knowles says consumers says the fishing industry is responding to consumer pressure.

The guide shows tarakihi, moki and kina are among the more sustainable choices of seafood, while hoki, orange roughy and scallops are considered unsustainable.