By Kreg Weiss, B HKin • July 25th, 2009 • 2830 Views
Did you know an estimated 90% of all large, predatory fish are already gone from the world's oceans.
That is why it's so important that we conserve what remains in the oceans, and harvest and consume seafood in a sustainable manner.
To help consumers and restaurants make more informed choices when selecting the seafood they consume or serve, Vancouver Aquarium has developed programs to help identify sustainable seafood choices.
What does sustainable seafood mean?
The following is Vancouver Aquarium's definition of sustainable seafood:
1) A species that is abundant and resilient to fishing pressures
2) A species that is well managed with a comprehensive management plan based on current research
3) A species that is harvested in a method that ensures limited bycatch on non-target and endangered species
4) A species that's method of catch ensures there is limited habitat loss associated with the harvesting method
At participating restaurants and Capers Community Markets in Vancouver BC, sustainable seafood items are identified with an Ocean Wise logo:
For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit restaurants.html" target="_blank">"Oceanwise"
The Aquarium also has developed a pocket-sized seafood guide as part of their Seafood Watch program. To print out your very own Westcoast seafood guide, click on this link: Seafood Watch
For more information about the Seafood Watch program, visit www.seafood.org
Kreg Weiss is a co-founder of My Yoga Online and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher. Several years ago, Kreg discovered yoga while teaching health and fitness. Yoga dramatically transformed Kreg's approach to teaching health and wellness as well as changed his personal life bringing new direction in finding physical, mental, and spiritual growth.