Only 12 fish are on the “Good Fish” list

“Good Fish” list
Only twelve fish should be on the dinner table

Always ask yourself: “Which fish can I eat at all – at least with a clear conscience?”. The consumer advice center Berlin provides orientation with a “good fish” list.

The list is no longer long: just twelve fish and four other conditionally recommendable fish are on the current “Good Fish” list. It was compiled by the Berlin consumer center in cooperation with associations such as the WWF, the German Environmental Aid or the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research based on current environmental data, population sizes and fishing methods.

And which fish is allowed on the table afterwards?

  • Flounders from the western Baltic Sea and the NE Atlantic (north of Iceland), caught with pots or traps
  • Riga Herring from the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Riga and the North-East Atlantic caught with traps and trawls that only catch above the seabed without touching the bottom (pelagic trawls)
  • more northerly Ireland Herring from the Northern Irish Sea and North East Atlantic stocks caught with pelagic trawls
  • Dab from the Baltic Sea and the North-East Atlantic, caught with pots and traps
  • Keta salmon out Alaska and the Northeast Atlantic, caught with sling nets and trolling
  • Alaskan and Northeast Atlantic sockeye salmon caught with gillnets without bottom contact
  • Mussels from the Northeast Atlantic by collecting natural growth on specially deployed lines
  • Plaice from the North-East Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, caught with pots or traps
  • Barents Saithe caught with encircling and purse-seine nets
  • Horse mackerel from Iberian waters caught with encircling and purse-seine nets
  • Skipjack tuna from the eastern and western Indian Ocean caught by pole and line fishing
  • Albacore tuna (longfin tuna) from the North Atlantic and the Central West and East Atlantic

The following are conditionally recommended:

  • Bothnian herring, from the Baltic Sea, the Northeast Atlantic and the northern reaches of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland (Gulf of Bothnia), caught with pelagic trawls
  • North Sea Herring from the North Sea and North-East Atlantic caught with encircling and purse-seine nets
  • Mackerel from the NE Atlantic caught with pelagic trawls, encircling and purse-seine nets
  • Baltic Sprat from the NE Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, caught with pelagic trawls

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