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Protein for all: The sustainable seafood standards

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.

The future matters: Why choose sustainable seafood

The ocean may look limitless and inexhaustible to our eyes. Truth is, it has been so exploited that future generations might not be able to enjoy its once vast bounty. The World Wildlife Fund warns that more than three-fourths of the world’s oceans are overfished, pushing some marine resources to the brink of extinction.

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The current state of the world’s seas calls for a change in fishing practices to maintain an abundant supply of fish and other seafood for years to come. A sustainable fishing practice ensures a robust replenishment of sea resources with the use of fishing or farming techniques that conserve the diversity of marine and freshwater ecosystems. It also shuns dredging and other destructive forms of fishing.

Sustainable fishing encourages fisheries to harvest only the plentiful species. These species, found at the lower end of the food chain, can sustain a population enough to feed and nourish the ecologically fragile species in the chain, thus allowing these more vulnerable ones to reproduce and increase their population. People, in turn, will continue to enjoy fresh-tasting seafood and reap the health benefits from it.

By making wise choices, consumers can take part in preserving fish and other aquatic resources. A wise consumer looks for stores and suppliers that outsource fish and seafood from sustainable sources. This guide can help in determining which species are fished or farmed in environment-friendly ways.

Owned by Brian Eliason, Northern Fisheries Ltd. sources fish and seafood products from ethical, sustainable suppliers. Visit this website for more on its sustainable fishing advocacy.