Author: Ayesha O, May 15, 2020
Fishing For Answers: What Is Sustainable Seafood?
At Nordsea, we strive to create a transparent environment, from our table to yours. We are proud to say that our seafood comes from Canadian oceans and farms, the East and West coasts, and other countries that meet or exceed Canadian standards. We try our best to ensure all our products are OceanWise certified and sustainable. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions as to what is sustainable when it comes to our food.
Half of the seafood we eat is farmed. Yet, it is not uncommon to believe farmed seafood is genetically modified and harmful. This could not be further from the truth. In reality, both farmed and wild caught fish have the capacity to be ecologically friendly. In fact, it is the production means which matters the most.
As our carbon footprint increases and our waters overfished, it is now more than ever becoming important to develop other viable sources of food. The World Bank estimates that by 2030, farmed fish will make up nearly two thirds of global fish supply. When we buy certified farmed fish, we reduce our impact on the environment by a tenfold, and at no risk to the quality of product.
It is part of our commitment to ensure the most flavourful product available, along with protection of our oceans. We are in this together. Shop at Nordsea.ca!