Since Earth Day is here and, with our world more focused on more earth-friendly options, we wanted to focus on what it means to be sustainable and some of the varieties of fish that we carry.
We always stock a very popular choice: the highly sustainable Norwegian salmon. To ensure safe and sustainable aquaculture, the industry must follow strict regulations for certifications by three different independent organizations. According to Norwegian laws, aquaculture must be considerate to the local ecosystems. This is an essential value to Norwegian salmon farming.
To read more about Norwegian Salmon, check out this blog post:
Other wild fish options that we offer in our cases are swordfish, tuna, and mahi, which are sustainably caught by long-line.
Rainbow trout farms in the United States are well managed, with ecologically responsible practices that involve continuously flowing water and accountable waste collection. There is a low risk of escaped fish or pollution from U.S. rainbow trout farms.
According to the Marine Stewardship Council, the sustainable seafood movement began in the 1990s with a growing consciousness around the importance of protecting a source of wild food, good jobs, and healthy oceans.
The 1992 collapse of Canada’s Grand Banks cod fishery was a resounding wake-up call and one of the catalysts for creating the MSC. More than 35,000 fishermen and plant workers from over 400 coastal communities lost their jobs almost overnight when the cod fishery was closed indefinitely.
This highlighted the need for global collaboration to find a solution to overfishing and prompted the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Unilever – a transnational consumer goods company and the biggest consumer of cod at the time of the collapse – to initiate a project that would result in a scientifically-driven standard to define sustainable fishing and ultimately establish the MSC.
The sustainability of a fishery is an ongoing process. After MSC certification, fisheries are regularly reassessed, and many are required to make further improvements. Scientific knowledge also improves, and fishing is encouraged to develop new ways of conserving marine resources for future generations.
To read more about the Marine Stewardship Council and how they continue to ensure fish is caught sustainably, click here:
You can do your part in preserving our oceans and the earth by simply eating seafood that you know is a sustainable choice. Enjoy anything from this list: