4. Check the label.
As you walk down the fish section in the supermarket looking for ingredients for homemade sushi, you might start to wonder: how do I know if this fish is sustainable?
You can check the label for indications of sustainability, particularly the blue fish certification from the Marine Stewardship Council.
Whole Foods also indicates which of the fish they are selling are best choice, good alternative, [to] avoid, and not yet rated. Some American groceries, like Sysco, partners with WWF and other marine conservation organizations to ensure they meet the standards for sustainability.
5. Ditch the chopsticks.
Last but definitely not the least, if it can be helped, consider not using disposable chopsticks for your next sushi meal. After all, how to eat sushi in Japanese tradition is with your hands.
In 2011, annual consumption of disposable chopsticks in China alone was 80 billion pairs. By ditching disposables, you can do a small yet significant part in combatting deforestation and minimizing waste that can potential go to the ocean. That’s filling two needs with one deed.