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Sustainable Seafood? Time to Prove It.

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Around the world, there is a growing scientific consensus that our oceans are in crisis. Decades of destructive fishing practices and mismanagement have taken their toll on many of our fisheries. Three-quarters of all commercially valuable fish stocks are now exploited, overexploited or depleted. Worldwide, up to 90% of stocks of large predatory fish such as halibut, sharks, tuna and swordfish already have been fished away. According to a new study published this month in the journal Science, 96% of the world’s oceans have been damaged by human activity. Researchers predict that global fisheries could collapse by the middle of this century. Greenpeace is at the International Boston Seafood Show, North America’s largest seafood exhibition where millions of dollars worth of seafood will be bought and sold. This annual event takes place February 24-26 and attracts 18,000 seafood buyers and sellers from all over the world.

Greenpeace will be discussing with seafood buyers and sellers the positive role they can play in helping avert the crisis facing global fisheries and our oceans. The seafood industry must shift to sustainable practices to ensure both the health of our oceans and the ability to harvest seafood for generations to come.

Greenpeace is asking seafood retailers to adopt and implement sustainable seafood policies and practices that promote the best examples of sustainable seafood, improve the sustainability of more fisheries and aquaculture operations, and remove from sale the most exploited and vulnerable species, as well as those fished and farmed using environmentally destructive methods.

To aid the seafood industry and consumers, Greenpeace has developed a Red List of seafood species that should be removed from the marketplace, including a short list of species that are in such urgent condition that they should be removed from sale immediately.

Every company in the seafood industry, no matter how large or small, has a responsibility to make sure that the seafood it buys and sells comes from fully sustainable sources. It’s not only good for the environment - it’s also good for business. If we want plentiful fish stocks tomorrow, we need sustainable seafood today.

Stay tuned to the Greenpeace website for updates from the International Boston Seafood show including blogs, debut videos, photo slideshows and much more!

Ocean protection starts with all of us. Find out more about how you can help defend our oceans at: www.greenpeace.org/seafood

think its not a problem? Keh, you're still going to be here in 2050. time to think it over again


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We can get our omega-3 from other foods without having to contribute to this.


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