There is a growing public concern about overfishing and its impact on our oceans and their wildlife.
Make your Seafood Feast Sustainable this Christmas
Australia’s peak marine NGO is calling on all ocean loving Australians who also love their seafood to shop sustainably this festive season.
AMCS (Australian Marine Conservation Scociety) Sustainable Seafood Program Manager Adrian Meder, said, “The festive season is a great time to enjoy quality, fresh seafood from around Australia. But none of us want our ocean wildlife and their homes harmed just to put seafood on our plates. Some fisheries continue to impact threatened dolphins, endangered sharks and turtles.
Every day, more and more diners are conscious of where their fish is from and how it was caught or farmed.
“Australians are looking for healthy Australian seafood choices that are genuinely sustainable. By using our independent, user friendly guide we can help ensure there will be seafood around for the future.
Your independent tool for choosing your seafood wisely
“There are moregreen listed seafood choices than ever before to enjoy this Christmas in our Sustainable Seafood Guide. Australians can find choices like Spencer Gulf king prawns or Australian-farmed prawns, eastern and western rock lobster, King George and eastern school whiting, Victorian-caught snapper and many others in our guide and be confident of sharing good times and stewardship for our oceans this Christmas”.
“The Guide looks at the impacts that different types of fishing have on our oceans, including damage to fragile marine habitats and threatened marine life.
“By making wise seafood choices this Christmas we will keep plenty of fish in the sea,” he concluded.
Based on the latest scientific data, Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide features an easy to use traffic light system, and informs the user on any threats to protected species or fish stocks, and how the seafood is farmed or fished.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society is Australia’s only national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife – a community of ocean lovers across the nation working for healthy oceans.
AMCS is an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of scientists, educators and passionate advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for over 50 years. Its paid and volunteer staff work every day to protect our coasts and oceans.
AMCS works on the big issues that risk our ocean wildlife. Together, they have protected critical ocean ecosystems with marine reserves around the nation, including Ningaloo and the Great Barrier Reef. AMCS has led the movement to ban whaling, stopped supertrawlers, and protected threatened and endangered species like the Australian Sea Lion.