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Sustainable Seafood and Non-Traditional Fish

Sustainable seafood—which has to do with how the fish are caught—and less-traditional fish, such as Branzino and Arctic Char, are making waves on menus this year. Tataki, a sustainable sushi bar, opened up in 2008 in San Francisco, selling only responsibly sourced and environmentally friendly seafood. The restaurant also participates in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch's Cooking for Solutions event, which invites restaurants and celebrity chefs to speak about how to protect the ocean.