Restaurants, especially ones with an extensive array of seafood menu items have a social responsibility to serve sustainable seafood. Southern Goods, a North Carolina-based food distributor is encouraging local chefs to buy unfamiliar fish versus the fish staples, such as Salmon, mahi mahi, and tuna.
However, it may not be easy to get diners excited about these less known fish. But, if more well-known and trusted fish restaurants start to serve less familiar fish on their menus– it could spread to other restaurants. Also, if staff is trained properly and instructed to introduce the fish to the diners and "sell" it to them– this will also increase the sales of these less known fish, such as ribbonfish, grunts, and scup. Read More