Sustainability is of paramount importance to the seafood community
What is sustainable seafood? Simply put, it is seafood caught or grown in a manner that satisfies the nutritional needs of the current generation without reducing the ability to satisfy the needs of future generations. A complete vision of seafood sustainability includes consideration of economic, social, and environmental impacts.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee (DGAC)
The 2015 DGAC recommends that consumers eat “a wide variety of seafood that can be wild-caught or farmed-raised.” The report notes that wild-caught and farm-raised fish have similar amounts of the healthy omega-3s found uniquely in seafood and that both play an important role in sustainable eating patterns.
International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
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There’s nothing simple about seafood sustainability. It’s global, complex, incorporates thousands of commercially available products that are wild or farmed and can’t be oversimplified. Just like there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all retailer there’s no one-size-fits-all sustainable sourcing plan for retailers.