In order to use our marine resources sustainably, one of the most important things we can do as a society and making sure we are making the right decisions as far as our seafood choices go. In the blog Seafood Watch: Do You Eat Sustainable Seafood? from the website “It’s Not Easy To Be Green,” there is a Q&A with Ryan Bigelow, the Seafood Watch Outreach Manager. In this blog, Bigelow tells that there is hope for the waters near the US, Canada and Australia to help replenish marine life that has been overfished, but we are “definitely out of the tunnel yet.” Seafoodwatch.org and their mobile app both help teach what choices we should be making in order to be sustainable with the seafood we are eating.
I don’t believe that people realize how very important it is that we eat seafood in a sustainable way. Overfishing completely destroys the ecosystems in the oceans, which is a much bigger issue than I think most people know. If big fishing companies still get our support by eating their fish, they’re going to continue their work as normal without even thinking about it. The only way for change is for education, and I think that Seafood Watch is a huge tool in this process.
“Seafood Watch: Do You Eat Sustainable Seafood?” Its Not Easy To Be Green. N.p., 8 Jan. 2013. Web. 28 Sept. 2014.