Sustainable Seafood

Some useful links…

Slow Fish– Slow Food International’s Slow Fish campaign.

Fish Fight– Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s campaign.

Greenpeace International Seafood Red List.

Sustainable Seafood Guide– Australia.

Tuna– Industrial tuna fishing brings in big money as people love the stuff. It’s a cheap, tasty form of protein that appeals to many, either in the form of the handy little cans or eaten fresh and whole.

Greenpeace’s Canned Tuna Guide. Which brands to aim for and which ones to dodge. A UK based company, that uses skipjack tuna caught in the Maldives. Line and pole method.

A short snippet of what line and pole method actually means. (I found this fascinating!)

What you can do

Read more about the topic

Blog about it

Send a letter

Start a conversation about sustainable fishing

Vote with your dollar.


22 thoughts on “Sustainable Seafood

  1. Why do we have to be so cruel to eat? Have you heard of Sylvia Earle? I saw her yesterday on an interview on BBC World. She is an oceanograher and so fascinating. She has spent her life investigating our oceans and has lots to say on what is happening there. I want to find out more about her.


  2. I was in the deep end on this one following the campaign kicking off in the UK. I marched down to the supermarket and interrogated them about what fish they had and where it came from. I looked at online fish suppliers, fresher and better and then I read something which kind of took all the wind out of my sails, which was that the fish campaign here had the effect of making people buy more fish, which wasn’t really the point, they were supposed to swap to buying more sustainable fish, not just increase their consumption. Then I read about how fish farms are really bad news for wild fish because of their effect on the waters surrounding them. I gave up eating those big imported prawns years ago following a documentary on how coastal communities have been devestated by the big commercial prawn farms…. sigh sigh sigh. It’s all too complicated and the right path so hard to follow….


    • I agree Joanna. It is hard to find the right path, and there always seems to be another thing to read to try and keep up on what is happening. Not enough time…
      I’m amazed that the campaign had the opposite effect and people were buying more fish though. How can that be!
      I’m not a fan of fish farms either.


  3. thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these links. I spend absolutely ages in the supermarket looking at labels to eat as ethically as possible. Why do we have to be so cruel to animals and our beautiful earth?


  4. I never buy fish. My husband goes out from time to time in his boat and tries his luck at fishing. It’s usually feast or famine. No catch or several at once. Then we’ll eat fish for days. It doesn’t happen anywhere near enough though.


    • I actually don’t mind the feast or famine though. I wonder if your husband would teach me how to fish. I bought a little rod before Christmas, determined to catch our dinner. Two snags later, a wade out into a river to retrieve hooks, the wind was blown out of my sails. Now I have to wait to find someone who knows what they are doing before I embark again.


  5. I am all for sustainable.
    But my comment is more about that pole fishing commercial tuna fish- I love it! I would have loved to have my father see such a thing- he would have signed up immediately!
    Thanks for the video and the suggestions and the short education.
    Good post, Brydie!


  6. Ever since I started my uni. degress in Environmental Science this topic has been bought up time and time again. I am now five years out of my degree and the issue is still there. I see things being done….but it being done ever so slowly. I have to ask myself question…’Will we be to late?’ (and not just for this topic).


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