Our Top Sustainable Seafood Moments of 2015

Dec 30, 2015

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Seafood Watch

 

Seafood Watch prides itself on providing science-based recommendations that help shift seafood production in more sustainable directions. As 2015 winds down, though, we’re taking the opportunity to relax a bit and reflect. In that spirit, we’d like to share an unscientific and limited recollection of some of our favorite sustainable seafood moments from this year.

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Disney becomes a Seafood Watch partner
Having such a high-profile and beloved business as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts commit to serving environmentally-friendly seafood was a magical moment for us.

 

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Aramark transitions to sustainable-source canned tuna
Food service companies are some of the biggest purchasers of seafood and Aramark committing to buy its annual 2.5 million pounds of canned tuna from sustainable sources is a significant step forward.

 

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Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust acquires $1 million in commercial groundfish quota from The Nature Conservancy
This big moment in the ongoing comeback of the West Coast groundfish fishery means the fishing rights for the resource stay with local Monterey Bay fisherman and  continue to benefit the community.

 

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Louisiana allows enforcement of federal turtle-excluder device regulations
The decision produced a win for Louisiana shrimp fisherman, who care about good management and sea turtle protection, and for people who want to buy sustainably caught U.S. shrimp.

Thank you, everyone, and here’s to more progress in 2016. 

 

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