START A PETITION37,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Take Pressure of the Oceans By Eating Sustainable Seafood

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, sustainable, protection, oceans )

- 1708 days ago -
Fishing can be everything from a fun personal pastime, on a boat for the day with your sea fishing tackle, to a huge commercial industry that sourced over 90 million tons of seafood consumed in 2012. With global seafood consumption traditions being so

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Bill K (4)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 7:09 am
Take pressure off the oceans by NOT eating sea LIFE.

Ben O (173)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 8:01 am
I none of us wouldn't eat seafood for a year...problem solved!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:35 am
In N.E. Pennsylvania the only fish we can afford is locally farmed or fished.

. (0)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 9:36 am
Not really a seasfood eater- although this was a great article.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:16 am
noted,,,my friend said they want you to eat farmed fish
and I said that my friend would never send that to me
thanks Cher
noted, I say use a hawaiin sling give the fish a fighting chance!

Anne F (17)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 10:34 am
Close regulation (limiting pelagic fishing, protecting turtles and salmon on the high seas) can balance our desires for seafood and nature's production.

Ken O (55)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 1:25 pm
There is no such thing as "Sustainable" sea food. As soon as everyone makes the switch to "Sustainable" sea food it will no longer be sustainable. Too many people means any creature of choice will soon be fished to near extinction. Right now 33% of all frozen seafood in your local grocery is NOT what's on the label. In fact 87% of all fish (even in Sushi restaurants) labeled "Red Snapper" is NOT Red Snapper. Chilean "Sea Bass" is not in the Sea Bass phylum and is, in fact, Chilean Tooth Fish renamed as a marketing ploy. Best not to eat seafood at all. Nearly all of your shrimp, sold as Bay of Mexico shrimp are farmed shrimp from Indonesia. The shysters will do anything, sell you anything to make a buck.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 2:33 pm
I don't eat any animal!

Sharon W. (4)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:02 pm
I love seafood, so great article for me! Tahnk you!

Lona G (84)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 3:26 pm
I'm all for it but too bad that there were no suggestions for non=Americans.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 6:25 pm
Thanks Cher.

reft h (66)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:16 pm
moderation in all things.....

Julia R (296)
Wednesday July 17, 2013, 11:41 pm
I don't eat fish at all nor any meat! The trawling, the long line fishing and the nets are killing so much bycatch that it is so wasteful and so deleterious to our ocean's food chains that I just made a decision that I didn't want to participate in such destruction! But for those who still want to eat fish than they need to adhere to the important advice in this article and only get fish from places where they have committed to only sourcing fish that are sustainably caught!

"Before you eat seafood, find out where and how it was caught. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Guide (they even have an app) is a great tool to help inform your choices. Alternatively, you can shop at retailers, like Whole Foods, Safeway, or Trader Joe’s, who have made commitments to sourcing as much of their seafood sustainably as possible."

Carol H (229)
Friday July 19, 2013, 9:37 am
noted, thanks Cher

Debbie Crowe (87)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 4:18 am
I will ask if it is sustainable from now on. I hate what happens to all the bycatch.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Green Lifestyle

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.