Seafood sustainability is something on the mind of almost everyone, certainly seafood lovers and appreciators, and especially those of us determined to provide the best quality seafood for years to come. If the ecosystem diminishes, then it would be bad for us all.
For some time now, specialist have been occupied with discovering different techniques, approaches, and solutions to the problems facing the seafood industry today and tomorrow. With an endlessly complex ecosystem like the ocean, there can be hurdles and obstacles to overcome in hopes of cultivating a sustainable and healthy relationship with our waters.
Huff Post Business and Tech recently released an article detailing new steps and approaches to the problems facing the seafood industry. “Dedicated efforts over the past two decades have improved the seafood supply chain's sustainability -- and we have an opportunity to do much more over the next several years, “ writes author Monica Jain. The author continues relaying that, “Businesses, NGOs and governments have been collaborating to improve seafood supply chain transparency and sustainability for decades. That kind of progress shows the potential for change when multiple actors come together to make it happen.”
The largest point made was that everyone involved, all parties have to work together to make sure our industry has a safe and viable future. In other parts of the world, governments are working together with businesses to make sure the fish being sold and distributing is from the correct fish-able waters.
Here at home some fishermen and communities have utilized fishing rights, Sometimes known as catch shares, the idea is that Fishermen get an allotment of how much fish they can catch, which is determined by what their area can sustain.
The FIshermen can make their own choices about when they want to fish so they can make use of better weather and more demanding prices.