January 1, 1970

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blog 25 – seafood app

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  There really is no excuse these days for any of us to be buying seafood that is not caught sustainably. Certainly not with this  little guide to take us by the hand. The Australian Sustainable Seafood Guide is a free app for your phone. You simply enter the name of the seafood you are thinking of ordering and the guide will let you know if that is a good choice. For example, the guide tells us that we should ‘think twice’ about buying Yellowfin Bream from Queensland, as often the method of catch also brings in sharks and other species. The guide is that specific. Australian author Tim Winton talks about ‘making our expectations known‘. If we can ask about the seafood we are buying and have in our hot little hands a complete guide to making good choices, then we are taking responsibility for our purchases.
Simple free app.
Simple free app.
Remember as consumers – we are really powerful. We recently had a great win in the ocean. Australia became the 2nd country in the world (behind UK) to abolish destructive tuna fishing methods. Over 50,000 Australians signed a Greenpeace petition to let the big companies like John West know that we didn’t want to buy canned tuna that came from irresponsible fishing practices. John West listened (and smaller companies fell into line) and they have since pledged to catch their tuna responsibly. “Overfishing, destructive fishing gear and poor aquaculture practices impact significantly on our seas, marine wildlife and habitats. An incredible 80% of the world’s fish stocks are now over-exploited or fished right up to their limit. Once considered inexhaustible, our oceans are now in a state of global crisis, and they need our help”. Australian Marine Conservation Society. Please, if you love your seafood, take that extra effort,  check out your app and order sustainably. ps You can also have a printed version ($9.95) or an online version. All available at The Australian Marine Conservation Society

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