A campaign to ensure we have fish forever
Sustainable Seafood Week is an annual mobilisation, organised by the ASC and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which aims to raise consumers’ awareness on the importance of sustainable seafood choices in order to preserve marine resources for future generations. For this event, ASC and MSC gather individuals, brands, retailers, governments, NGOs and consumers to end overfishing, ensure responsible aquaculture and transform seafood markets towards sustainable and responsible sourcing.
Why is it important?
Our oceans, lakes and rivers are of vital importance. For our climate, our food supply and our income. But, as countless debates worldwide show, they are in danger.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), today 33.1% of world’s fish stocks are overexploited, three times more than 40 years ago. With a growing population, the world consumption of seafood products also continues to rise and it has almost doubled in the last 50 years reaching around 20 kg per year per person. Currently, more than 50 % of seafood products for human consumption comes from aquaculture and this number is only meant to rise. If we want future generations to keep enjoying our precious and beautiful blue planet in the years to come we need to change our production and consumption methods now and accelerate a transition towards more sustainable models.
Sustainable Seafood Week in Australia is the annual occasion for ASC and MSC to join forces and call everyone to take action to protect our oceans, lakes and rivers, and ensure those people who work in the seafood industry are treated fairly.
How can you choose your seafood responsibly?
When you see the green ASC label on a seafood product, you can be sure it is traceable back to a responsible farm. When you see the blue MSC label on a seafood product, it can be traced back to a sustainable fishery.
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Where does your fish come from? How can responsible seafood be part of the climate change solution?
Read the answers to these questions in the ASC Seafood Standard.