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Where fish and seafood are concerned, buying local is not always the most sustainable choice. As a seafood eater, in order to buy local—sustainably—you have to know which fish species are being caught with the correct gear and no bycatch, which is not always possible. Here are five ways to supplement your diet with non-local, sustainable seafood choices!
One of the key ways I take the guesswork (and intimidation) out of cooking for one is by always having a well-stocked Sea Pantry so I can always whip up nutritious, delicious, climate-conscious meals. The Sea Pantry helps me tackle the unique challenges of cooking for one, like avoiding food waste, repurposing leftovers, scaling ingredients, and more.
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!