Sustainable Seafood

 

Sustainable seafood.

A bounty of food is available to most of us at any time.  But what if that food disappeared?

Or what if that food was of questionable quality?

Most things are available to us whenever we want them.

Turn on the tap for fresh water.

Flip a switch for lights.

Got to the store or walk to the fridge and have fresh food right there.

 

Know The Source of Your Food

Where our food comes, and how it is grown and harvested, is as important as the food itself.

If it weren’t for sustainable food practices we might not be able to source an abundance of food so readily.

 

Blue Fin Tuna is Being Overfished

For example some seafood is being overfished.  This means that the fish are being harvested from the ocean before the species has an opportunity to replace themselves.

For example, Bluefin Tuna, described as the tiger of the sea because it grows to up to 1,000 pounds and swims up to 50 mph, is being overfished, and it’s in danger of disappearing.

 

Scallops Are A Sustainable Seafood Choice

This week I shared a make-your-tastebuds-dance pan-seared scallop recipe.

According to fishwatch.gov and another site seafoodwatch.orgscallops are an excellent choice for answering the most important question of the day, What’s for dinner?”.

Not just because they cook incredibly fast, are verstaile and incredibly delicious, but because they are one of the most sustainable of all sea foods.

This means they are either caught or farmed in ways that consider the long-term viability of the scallop with minimal impact on the environment.

Scallops subsist on natural plankton, so no external feed is needed.

And they are harvested with very little environmental harm.

 

Consider The Source and Choose To Eat Sustainable Seafood

With have a big planet with an ever-expanding population.

By choosing sustainable foods, we make the choice to eat healthy for ourselves, our community, and our planet.  Today and in the future.

The foods we gather around for a meal at the table are as much a part of a community as the people who gather around the table to share that meal.

So, the next time you gather your ingredients for a meal, consider the source.

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