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It's World Oceans Day. Hug a fish. Not really, but here are 5 sustainable recipes you'll love

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It's World Oceans Day. Hug a fish. Not really, but here are 5 sustainable recipes you'll love

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Every June 8th is World Oceans Day, founded in 2008 by the United Nations General Assembly, in response to the growing awareness that the ocean - covering 70 per cent of the earth's surface - is as fragile and responsive to climate change as our land environment. Nobody like a Debbie Downer, so I won't get into the ocean woes that keep me up at night. However, below are 5 Canadian Living recipes I personally make all the time, because I can feel good about making and enjoying them with my family. Which fish? I eat what David Suzuki eats! Superhero David Suzuki has compiled his own Top 10 Sustainable Seafood Picks which promote Canadian industries on top of being great choices. ( Suzuki is Japanese for "sea bass". The man knows!) On the days I'm eating out or shopping for groceries, I have the SeaChoice mobile app (also Suzuki-approved) to double-check my choices. 5 yummy Canadian Living sustainable fish recipes you will love too: 1. Prosciutto-Wrapped Fish Super yum, super easy, and you can use either Pacific cod, catfish, tilapia (US-farmed) or rainbow trout - all guilt-free options. Because of the prosciutto, even fish haters will eat this. Avoid farmed fish from South America and Asia - check for US- or Canada-farmed. 2. 8-minute Buttered Clams on the Grill Om nom nom nom. Chuck clams onto grill, 8 minutes. Drizzle with butter. Dip baguette into juices. Done. 3. Dungeness Crab Spring Rolls Popular rice paper spring rolls made with sweet, delicious west coast Dungeness Crab. I get the fish counter to steam them for me, as I'm a bleeding heart wimp and would keep them as pets in my bathtub if I did it myself. Please don't use imitation crab! Pollock - the fish used for imitation crab - is in decline. 4. Crusted Sablefish and Chips Canadian Living Cook of the Year 2009 winning recipe! Sablefish is also known as black cod, and tastes amazing encrusted with panko crumbs in this easy recipe. 5. Sardine and Cream Cheese Spread Trend alert: Food experts are rediscovering sardines. Before the tuna industry launched with a brilliant marketing campaign (to tuna's demise), people ate more sardines than tuna. They're super healthy, sustainable and affordable. This cream cheese spread is an excellent "gateway" recipe to rediscover sardines for yourself. Look for sardines caught in Canada and U.S. Pacific. Happy World Oceans Day! Do you have a favourite sustainable fish you eat all the time?
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