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Wild salmon is at crisis point – 4 sustainable fish to eat instead

Wild salmon is at crisis point – 4 sustainable fish to eat instead

It’s one of our favourite catches of the day – is there anything more delicious than poached wild salmon with hollandaise sauce and in-season Jersey royals?

But because of our increasing appetite for oily fish (which comes packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins), climate change and commercial salmon farming, this prized delicacy is at risk.

According to the Scottish government, the latest figures reveal catches are at their lowest levels since records began in 1952.

But by making the right choices, there are plenty of substitutes for salmon – and some of them are just as simple to prepare…

1. Mackerel

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Wild salmon is at crisis point – 4 sustainable fish to eat instead

Smoked chilli mackerel! Lunch time snacks are the best. ❤ There is no excuse to not eat fresh, delicious and healthy foods. I love to indulge in junk food, but I do prefer to reward myself with something healthy and beautifully presented too. My lunch time snack which costs so little is a portion of smoked mackerel, a handful of rocket, 8 garlic crackers and squirt of mayonnaise! #pescatarian #pescatarians #fishlove #fishofillet #mackerel #mayonnaise #mayo #crackers #garlic #chilli #smokedmackerel #peppery #pepper #rocket #instafood #inspiration #lunch #snacktime #lovetoeat #snacks #foodprep #foodie

Mackerel is very versatile, and with BBQ season coming into full swing, you can chargrill fresh fillets and serve them with salad, or brush smoked mackerel with teriyaki sauce, sear them for a few minutes and serve with rice.

2. Squid

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Wild salmon is at crisis point – 4 sustainable fish to eat instead

Succulent juicy squids @cocomo.goa . Squids marinated in North Indian spices and rich in flavour. Just a bit too dry but overall a fancy treat. #cocomo#panaji#goa#india#foodgram#foodie#foodforfoodie#hungergram#tasty#delicious#fishcurryrice#spice#goanspecial#loveit#goanrestaurant#northgoa#weekendfun#dinner#yummytummy#sweet#mankyo#squids#squidfish#buttergarlic#temptingfood#hungryme#goanfood#goanfoodie#foodblogger#yumazinggoa

Relive those holiday moments with some tasty squid. Try it stewed with tomatoes and spices, or pan-fry with lemon, garlic and olive oil. Buy it frozen or freshly prepared from the fish counter, so you don’t have to grapple with the tentacles.

3. Sardines

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Wild salmon is at crisis point – 4 sustainable fish to eat instead

husbands request #sardinesavocadotoast #sardinestoast #sourdoughbread #avocado #sardines #tomatoes #sunnysideupeggs #prettyavocado

An easy-peasy mid-week supper, sardines on toast (mix the sardines with a little mayonnaise and freshly-squeezed lemon) is a healthy choice; otherwise hold the mayo and serve with sliced avocado. Canned sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Plus, they’re one of the few non-meat sources of vitamin B-12, and cheap.

4. Clams

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Wild salmon is at crisis point – 4 sustainable fish to eat instead

Spaghetti del Giorno alert!! You can’t miss our famous #spaghettivongole with fresh #Clams ♥️

Spaghetti with clams and garlic (vongole) and a glass of pinot grigio is the ultimate pairing, and you can always kick it up a notch with some red chilli in the white wine sauce. Rich in minerals and low in calories, keep the pasta portion small for a really healthy dinner.