Since the “Think Green” movement began there has been a considerable amount of emphasis placed on sustainability. Euclid Fish Company knows it is important to educate our customers about this topic whether you buy a piece of salmon a week or order an array of seafood as a wholesale account.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines sustainable seafood as: “When the population of that species of fish is managed in a way that provides for today’s needs without damaging the ability of the species to reproduce and be available for future generations.” Fish management is also carried out by the NOAA. They create a Fish Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI) to monitor over 200 commercial and recreational fish stocks.
To maintain sustainability, groups like the NOAA and other scientists make sure fish are not being “overfished” or fisherman are not “overfishing”. Fish species are considered “overfished” when the population drops below a regulated level. This amount is measured by the amount of fish in the sea. “Overfishing” is different because it is measured by the rate of harvest. If a fish species is being harvested to quickly, this is “overfishing”.
The NOAA asks, “Are you seafood savvy?” Find out ! All of this information and more can be further explored on the FishWatch website created by the NOAA to educate consumers on seafood industry news.
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