Eating sustainable seafood is very important and has many benefits for humans, fish populations, and ocean ecosystems. Fish is the number one source of protein that 3.5 billion people around the world depend on. It is also very nutritious as it is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids which protect against heart disease, cancer, and has many other health benefits.
However, 75% of fish stocks are diminishing faster than they can be replenished, and 80% of the world’s fish are fully exploited or in decline which is jeopardizing the livelihood of billions of people. A decline in fish populations in not only detrimental to human well being but also to the well being of the entire ocean. Declining fish populations disrupts the food chain, which is a very intricate network that depends on the vitality of every creature that is a part of it.
We don’t have to stop eating seafood to revive fish stocks, to save lives and the planet. Instead we can eat sustainable seafood- seafood that is produced by catching fish in a legal manner which allows fish stocks to replenish, and by methods that do not destroy ecosystems in the process.
Sea•thos is dedicated to providing you with sustainable seafood choices. You can download our handy sustainable seafood guide and also keep up to date with Sea•thos as we will be posting sustainable seafood recipes all month long! Help us spread the word about the benefits of eating sustainable seafood and eat sustainably for life!