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This NYC Sushi Restaurant Uses 100% Sustainable Seafood

By Desirée Kaplan

Overfishing has become a concern for environmental conservatives and foodies alike, as the future availability of fish species has been dwindling at alarming rates.

Mayanoki is looking to change the way we eat fish. As the first and only sustainable sushi restaurant in New York City, Mayanoki focuses on bringing ethically sourced ingredients to the table.

The idea is to always use sustainably caught local fish, and never serve threatened or endangered seafood. This rule of thumb earned them a stamp of approval from Monterey Bay's Seafood Watch. The James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch program has recognized Mayanoki’s sustainability practices, as well.