Are we eating sustainable seafood?
However, eating seafood is healthy and a great source of protein. Thus, this leaves us with the great question:
Sustainable fisheries targets many species, especially the small ones positioned lower on the food chain, since they are more abundant and can reproduce quickly to sustain their populations.
They are also healthier, as they contain less mercury levels. Good choices include squid, oysters, mackerel, sardines and mussels.
＃2知道你在吃什么 - 海鲜指南
Be attentive to what species you are eating. Some species are overexploited or protected, and you should avoid it at all costs. Your range of seafood choice can also varies with area and fishing technique.
Depending on where you live there are online guides available to check the stock health of your area.
Here are some of the best Sea Food Guides:
Look at where your food is coming from.
It is usually better to eat local fish from your area instead of importing its counterpart from the other side of the country, or even the world.
This decreases transportation costs and CO2排放。
Some fishing methods are more sustainable than others, so pay attention to which is being used to catch your fish.
An eco-label is an approval certification given to aquaculture and fisheries operations considered responsible and sustainable by third-party certification bodies.
#6 Be attentive to policies and moratorium periods in your country
例如，spiny lobsterseason is closed from April 1st through August 5th off Florida and the Gulf states, so be suspicious if you find some for sale during this time.
Aquaculture plays an important role on sustainable fisheries. Half of the seafood the world eats comes from fish farms. But be careful: truly sustainable aquaculture is also concern in decreasing environmental impacts, such as pollution and diseases.
Some businesses have set higher standards for the seafood they sell in their stores, and many agreed to follow long-term sustainable seafood plans. It is important to incentive retailers interested in going green. Find guides to good retailers at the Conservation Alliance for Sustainable Seafood Solutions.
Healthy oceans mean healthy people. We, as consumers, play a vital role in keeping our marine ecosystems for future generations. Every day, the choices we make offer us a chance to contribute to ocean conservation. So let’s do it!
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