Ecologist Film Unit: Consumer guide
5th December, 2008
Seven easy tips to sustainable fish
*1, The obvious one ...Buy Products from Sustainable Operations*
How can you be sure that the products you buy come from sustainable sources? Unfortunately, identifying which fish come from well-managed sources is far from easy. No current certification scheme covers all of the issues essential to ensure products come from truly sustainable fisheries and aquaculture operations. It is the responsibility of retailers to ensure that the products they buy come from operations which adhere to sustainable conditions. Retailers must, until a reliable certification system is in place, communicate to their customers the source of their products. Unless you can be sure that products come from well-managed operations, you should not buy them!
*2, Sustainable or not? ...Challenge Retailers*
So how do find out if your fish is sustainable or not? Challenge your retailers. Ask your local supermarket, seafood dealer or restaurant about the source and catch-method of your seafood choices. Consumer concern is the best promoter of sustainable fisheries.
*3, Which retailers? ...Recommended supermarkets... To view the rest of this article - you must be a paying subscriber and Login
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