When was the last time you ate seafood? Do you know where the seafood came from, how it was caught, and whether it was from a sustainable fishery? Purchasing sustainable seafood helps to support our local coastal communities while also addressing overfishing, environmentally destructive fishing methods, and seafood fraud. We talked with Valerie Termini, project manager at the Ocean Protection Council. The California Ocean Protection Council will be working with fishermen and the seafood industry to create a sustainable seafood certification program for seafood caught in California waters.
Everyday Action: You can make smart seafood choices now, by purchasing seafood that you know is being harvested sustainably. Download Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch app or visit NOAA’s Fish Watch Program.
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