Georgia Aquarium’s Seafood Savvy program promotes choosing sustainable seafood from sources that minimize environmental impacts, ensure fair working conditions, and support the entire supply chain.
In the US, fishing in domestic waters follows strict sustainability guidelines. However, a majority of US seafood is imported, often from foreign aquaculture. The Seafood Savvy guide aids in making sustainable choices by asking key questions to waitstaff or grocers. Based on the information, fish are categorized as:
- Best Choice: Well-managed, causing minimal harm to habitats and wildlife.
- Good Alternative: Some concerns in catching or farming methods.
- Avoid: Overfished or harming marine life/environment.
Consumers’ choices influence sustainable seafood demand, positively impacting ocean preservation. Use the Seafood Savvy Feedback Card to give input to grocers/waitstaff and support sustainable practices.