Australia celebrated Sustainable Seafood Day in March with the online campaign #ForTheSea. The objective was to boost interest of consumers in ocean health and sustainable seafood. During the celebration, consumers learned about overfishing as well as the destructive practices that are threatening marine life and the health of the oceans.
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Balancing consumers love for tasty seafood and doing right for the ocean is creating noise over the urgency and the importance of understanding how consumer preferences impact the ecosystem. By mandating environmental safeguards, concerned organizations aim to arrive at solutions for all generations to continue enjoying the ocean’s riches.
Among these safeguards are methodologies that assess the sustainability of seafood species. By identifying best choices, excellent alternatives, and species to avoid, consumers are guided in their options. Furthermore, they are encouraged to make a difference by making the right choice, learning about the sources of seafood, and spreading the news to encourage people to support the preservation and proliferation of marine life.
More specifically, the call to support sustainable seafood is reaching out to various entities including:
1. Chefs who continually createsustainable seafood recipes and organize trash fish dinner events;
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2. Smartphone users who can download applications that make it easier for them to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi, and locate businesses that serve sustainable seafood;
3. Seafood lovers who have access to online petitions associated with seafood sustainability campaigns; and
4. Fisheries are striving to get certified to supply markets where environmental credibility plays an increasing role in purchasing decisions.
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The increasing demand for seafood worldwide is causing a strain on marine life. Addressing this concern lies in the hands of consumers who, in opting for sustainable seafood, are making responsible choices for the future.
Brian Eliason’s Northern Fisheries only buys products that come from a verifiable sustainable source, and puts it trust in laws that help ensure the sustainability of the products. Learn more about the seafood options that Northern Fisheries offers here.