Seafood Watch: An evening with Monterey Bay Aquarium
Do you love seafood? Sheila Bowman explains the importance of the choices we all make in choosing what seafood to eat.
Bowman is the Manager of Culinary and Strategic Initiatives for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Trained as a marine scientist and passionate about conservation, she has been with the aquarium for over 20 years. Her current work focuses on developing strategies for culinary audiences - including chefs & culinary media - that support the purchase of seafood from fisheries and fish farms that are minimizing their environmental impacts.
"Our scientists research government reports, journal articles and white papers. They also contact fishery and fish farm experts," explains Bowman.
Now in its fifteenth year, Seafood Watch is the leading source of science-based seafood recommendations in the Unites States. Seafood Watch inspires and supports the purchase of ocean-friendly seafood and has tools for every seafood buyer from producers to consumers. They've distributed over 45 million copies of their popular pocket guides and consumers have downloaded over one million of their convenient Smartphone applications making it easy for everyone to choose ocean-friendly seafood.