At Risk Fish

Overfishing is the greatest single threat to marine wildlife and habitats, with nearly 80% of world fish stocks overexploited or fully exploited. Many once common North Sea species are now overfished – with cod stocks on the verge of commercial collapse & common skate virtually extinct.

Therefore a sustainable diet is one that avoids fish species that are at risk (see side bar for a list) and there are many sustainable options to choose from. But also remember: all of the nutrients, vitamins and oils contained in fish can be found in other food stuffs. For example, high levels of omega oils can also be found in linseed and walnut oils.