The Real Science of Sustainability Says Theres Good News

While organizations like Greenpeace spend their time attacking the seafood community for its supposed lack of sustainable practices, independent Government scientists have gone about their work assessing the actual sustainability story of American fish stocks and the verdict is in good news.

That is a quote from the very first page of a brand new report. And it gets better from there. But dont take my word for it, feel free to read The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) Status of U.S. Fisheries Report 06.27.08 for yourself. This is the very latest science on the matter.

Independent scientists working to come up with an assessment of Americas fish stocks have decided that their headline is Seven Stocks Removed from Overfishing List, None Added. While Greenpeaces non-science based headline just a week ago was Grocery Stores are Emptying the Seas.

And not incidentally among those fish stocks that the report says are not subject to overfishing are yellowfin tuna Central Western Pacific, bigeye tuna Atlantic, and both the north and south stocks of monkfish all species featured on Greenpeaces Red List.