They say our oceans could be empty within 50 years. So if you eat seafood and lake food or source it for your business. Please, do it sustainably.
Today’s post is from Ron Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc.
Whether you like to go fishing, eat seafood and lake food or source it for your business. Please, do it sustainably.
I always liked to go fishing as a kid. It didn’t matter if it was freshwater or saltwater as I could walk to both. The interesting thing is that I didn’t really like to eat fish. My mom was not about to clean and cook what I caught, so the only time I ate any non-shellfish, it came from the store, was not fresh and tasted terrible.
Once I met my wife and became used to eating fresh seafood, I began to like it a lot. I still like to fish today, mostly catch and release. That’s probably a good thing as our fisheries worldwide are severely stressed. Unfortunately, three quarters of the world’s fisheries are fished to capacity or overfished. That’s a really a shame for both sports’ fisherman and our ever-expanding global population in search of sustainable food sources.
A couple of organizations you should know about and visit that are helping in this capacity for seafood, lake food and shellfish are Alaska Seafood where you can learn more about FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management Certification. You can also learn more about Best Aquaculture Practices for shell fish at this link.
It’s nice to benefit from our fisheries and to be able to go fishing in our oceans, lakes and streams. Doing it in a sustainable way will preserve it for our future generations.
If you’d like to learn more about how SafeSourcing can help you source your sea and lake food and how we hold our suppliers accountable to local and global standards, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services representative.
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