Join us in supporting the right kind of seafood practices

I’m proud to say that as of last week, our Greenpeace score reached 87%–the second highest score amongst any FishWise partner retailer!

You  might have recognized the photo of our fish case in the great SF Magazine article on the new wave of knowledge in sustainable fishery practices. We’re inspired by what Kenny Belov of Fish Restaurant in Sausalito is doing to influence how restaurants make their fish sourcing decisions.

Recently, as part of our work with FishWise, we signed on to a number of online petitions with the aim of improving ocean health and promoting sustainable seafood. Below is a brief summary of each of the initiatives we now support. Join us in supporting the right kind of seafood practices!

Petition to Protect River Herring and American Shad from Ocean Bycatch

The populations of these fish are at historical lows primarily because they are being caught as bycatch in squid and mackeral fisheries and discarded at sea. Offer your own support here

Petition to Stand Strong on Rebuilding U.S. Fisheries

The Magnuson-Stevens Act provides scientifically sound, sustainable fishery requirements that benefit fishermen, seafood lovers, the ocean and its fragile ecosystems. We want to make sure the legislation remains as robust as possible. Offer your own support here

Ask Politicians to Tackle ‘Pirate’ Fishing

Pirate fishing, the illegal, unregulated and unreported catch of fish is a serious problem worldwide. We want to support the development of a global record of fishing vessels. Offer your own support here

Support the Development of Marine Protected Areas in Southern California

The California coast is very dear to us and the introduction of marine protected areas will ensure that it is fully preserved. Offer your own support here

Support Responsible Aquaculture

Fish farming, or aquaculture, now accounts for more than 50 percent of the world’s seafood consumption. We now have an opportunity to pass strong national fish-farming standards that will protect our vast and valuable ocean and the wildlife and people that depend on it. Offer your own support here

One Response to “Join us in supporting the right kind of seafood practices”

  1. Peter Caldwell says:

    Hi Chili,

    Thanks for the great post. Everone should read “The New School of Fish”, by Erik Vance, in the February 2011 issue of SAN FRACISCO. And, hats off tp Kenny Belov for all the great work he is doing.