Fish and Seafood
7 ways to Green Your Fish and Seafood
Important considerations when buying seafood from a restaurant or market include the sustainability of the species, how the seafood was caught, and where/how the fish was raised. Here's some advice on making sustainable, eco-friendly seafood choices.
Biodiversity maintains balance in the oceans; therefore, only eat seafood from strong and sustainable populations, not threatened or endangered species.
Stray nets from fishing boats trap dolphins, turtles, and other sea life, while large commercial trawlers disrupt ocean floor ecosystems and result in unnecessary bycatch.
Some farmed fish can harm water quality and biodiversity, and may be fed unsustainable carnivorous diets that increase their toxin levels.
Seafood often travels long distances from the sea to market, resulting in the increased use of fossil fuels and energy.
Encouraging local restaurants to offer sustainable and non-destructive sources of seafood for their menu may help decrease demand for threatened species.
Act locally to preserve the natural beauty of your river, lake, or ocean shoreline, benefiting the entire ecosystem and the creatures in it.
Frozen and fresh, fish comes in a variety of packages. Try to choose the ones that are recyclable.