This is taken from a WWF email:
Whether it is sushi, swordfish steak, paella or fish and chips, many of us love seafood.
The trouble is, our oceans are being seriously over fished. So much so, that unless action is taken some of our favourite fish may disappear from the seafood counter and restaurant table altogether.
But it is not just our supper that’s at stake. Unsustainable fishing – caused by poor fisheries management and wasteful, destructive fishing practices – is decimating the world’s fisheries, as well as destroying marine habitats and incidentally killing billions of fish and other marine animals each year.
Consumer demand for sustainable seafood can act as an extremely powerful incentive for better fisheries management. If you buy, or ask for, seafood that comes from sustainable sources you are helping to protect our marine environment and, at the same time, ensuring that seafood can be enjoyed for many years to come.
So look out for products carrying the distinctive blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label. This gives you a simple way to identify and buy fish from well-managed sources.
Take a stand against unsustainable fishing and pledge to buy MSC certified seafood here.
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