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Driving through Sonoma County on the pursuit for delicious seafood, I passed a mural that read, “we all live downstream” — a reminder that everything we do, everything we make, everything we put out into the world eventually affects all beings on this planet, including ourselves. In other words, our individual actions always have collective consequences.
These five tips for cooking fish will make cooking sustainable seafood at home a delicious success, every time!
If we want to build a thriving future for sustainable, ethical aquaculture, ALL of us – including aquaculture company leaders, industry, farmers, NGOs, and marketing experts – need to come to the table together. This means listening to each other, having those challenging discussions, and collaborating: we need to create an Aquaculture Council.
We have a problem in the global seafood community: a rampant “us vs. them” mentality. Given seafood’s critical role in feeding the world’s rising population – which could reach 10 billion people by 2050 – we need to take a step back and address the common divides in our industry.
No time of year is more consumptive than the holiday season, but it’s entirely possible to spread holiday cheer in ways that actively contribute to a better world. Here’s a collection of incredible gifts for the loved ones on your list (or a treat for yourself!) that can turn gift giving into contributions for our oceans!
Whether it’s shrimp, salmon, or any other species from the water, determining where your seafood came from AND if it’s a sustainable choice can certainly feel both daunting and frustrating. That’s why I recommend downloading the Seafood Watch app – this tool allows you to see if a type of fish or shellfish is a Best Choice, a Good Alternative, or one to Avoid!
Scientists and activists have sounded the alarm that humans’ appetite for seafood is outpacing what fishermen can sustainably catch. 64% of wild species in the ocean are depleted or exploited. That’s why we need sustainable aquaculture of finfish, shellfish, and seaweeds – in addition to sustainable fishing!
As time passes, issues that demand our attention grow. Sustainability can feel more like an afterthought as we navigate through the issues we face at this time. We all have habits that in some way have become part of our DNA and daily routine. The thought and action...
It goes without saying that COVID-19 is a different kind of crisis. We have seen many things over the course of the forty-four years we have been farming. From the waters of the Arctic Circle to the Mid-Western plains of the United States, it was our greatest hope...