Sustainable seafood - What is it and what does it mean?

August 08, 2017

Sustainable seafood - What is it and what does it mean?

Sustainable seafood is a process where seafood is caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term viability of harvested species, the well-being of the oceans and the livelihoods of seafood-dependent communities.

Wild-caught fish are caught using methods that do not damage ocean habitats (e.g. line fishing instead of wide net fishing) or tend to "over-fish" a large number of species (like what has happened with the Bluefin tuna). Farm-raised seafood are sourced from farms that meet the highest standards for environmental practices, food safety and quality.

National Geographic states, “sustainable seafood represents a healthy relationship with our oceans that can endure forever. When humans consume seafood, we leave an indelible mark on the ecosystem.” 

 We here at Seattle Artisan Foods believe sustainable seafood is the best environmentally friendly way to source wild-caught and farm-raised seafood. By sourcing seafood from reputable, well managed fisheries and processors we reduce over-fishing and help replenish our oceans.

For more information on sustainable seafood, please visit https://www.fishwatch.gov/.




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