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Sardines Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. European Pilchard, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild
Sardines, Atlantic Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. European Pilchard, Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine Mediterranean Wild
Sardines, Pacific Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Iwashi, Pilchard, Sardine U.S., Canada Purse Seine

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