Responsible seafood can be very difficult to define and the global community has not aligned on a shared definition, as options vary considerably based on context and available information. Our daily food choices are some of the most impactful decisions we make and this is particularly true when it comes to seafood.
Lack of transparency and corruption in the global seafood industry poses a major threat to human rights, public health, and the environment. This complicates the task of making informed and intentional decisions about the seafood and fish that we choose.
Blue Action: Ensure all seafood is responsibly sourced.
According to Oceanic Global’s Responsible Seafood guidelines. (Coming Soon)
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Overfishing & IUU
93% of fish stocks are maximally fished or overfished (FAO). This means that most fish populations on Earth are exploited or are at the risk of being overexploited while the demand for seafood continues to increase.
30% of fishing is categorized as Illegal, Unreported or Unregulated fishing (IUU fishing) (PEW),
Over a third (⅓) of fish and seafood products are lost or discarded from this wasteful global industry (FAO).
The best choices we can make are to:
Reduce the amount of seafood on menus, to reduce consumption overall
Source local and seasonal seafood
Source smaller fish that are lower on the food chain and reduce pressure on keystone species such as top predators
Serve invasive species that have detrimental effects on endemic marine biodiversity