In the last 50 years, seafood consumption worldwide has more than doubled. There are many factors that have contributed to this rapid growth, like globalization and the popularity of diets such as the Mediterranean diet, just to name a couple. Although this is a positive step in terms of health, it has also led to some unethical practices that put the marine ecosystem at risk. However, we strongly believe choosing sustainably sourced seafood is the best animal protein for the environment. That’s why we want to help you make the most sustainable choice when eating seafood. Here are the two main things you want to consider:
- Diversify on the seafood species you consume: This one might sound too simple or completely out of the blue, but the truth is that most popular species, like salmon and tuna, are also the ones with most pressure on their fisheries and population. These species tend to be the most exploited ones, leading to unethical and harmful farming or fishing practices to fulfill the demand.
By diversifying the fish & seafood species you consume, you are not only making a much more sustainable choice, but you will discover delicious options that you might not have considered. There is plenty of fish in the sea, literally!
- Choose sustainably certified brands when buying your seafood: There are many ways to track the responsible processes behind the product you are purchasing, and seafood of course is not the exception. When visiting your local shop, look for certification stamps or “eco-labels” on the packaging, the most recognized ones are the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC); these two will not only give you an idea about the sustainability of the fishery or farm, but also ensure the traceability of the product.
At NETUNO, responsible and ethical practices represent one of our core values, that is why we have both certifications. When buying NETUNO products we guarantee that you are buying not only the highest quality, but also seafood that is sourced with responsibility for the environment and the people who work to get the products to you.