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New Law Will Help You Buy Sustainable Sushi & Seafood

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Have you ever gone to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, walked around for hours and then afterwards, go out for dinner, you know, to get sushi? If so, maybe you used the aquarium's handy wallet-sized Seatfood Watch pocket guide.

Now, thanks to Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Carmel) with the help of the aquarium, a new labeling system for seafood will be instituted in California. Soon you might be seeing "sustainable" labels on packages at grocery stores where "organic" and "natural" dominate.

Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will allow a state commission to develop guidelines for the labeling system, which is expected to be similar to the pocket guide. Unsustainable practices include over-fishing and catch methods that harm the environment.

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