Seefood is Nice, but Think Twice
February 18, 2009 3:14am CST
Most of us enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner,but have you considered how we might endanger the marine ecosystem in the process?The increasing demand on seafood poses a threat to marine life. Purchasing seafood from sustainable fisheries certified to the Marine Stewardship Council's enviromental standards would help minimize that threat. In addition,the World Wildlife Fund has published a consumer guide on 60 most common seafood species on sale in Hong kong,grouping them into three categories:"Recommended","Think Twice" and "Avoid". We can all help protect marine life and the ecosystem by following the guaide.
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• Davao, Philippines
18 Feb 09
hi fuxiaoyi...well sea food is one of my favorites...but i guess the ones that im eating is not endangered species...and its not everyday that i eat them anyway..thanks for informing about this ..and yeah i agree with you on that less demand means lesser production or threat...
19 Feb 09
fuxiaoyi, I am sure that whatever that is available in the wet markets, supermarkets and other seafood retails are all well certified and environmental compliant. Also, the authorities and retailers will need to stay within the boundaries in this area to ensure that there is no flouting of the rules. As consumers like us, we just cannot be held responsible to the full extent other than getting from reliable and compliant sources. Cheers.