WHY SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS
The United Nations estimates that by 2050 the world will need twice the current amount of available protein to feed the planet’s population. With no ability to increase the amount of cultivated land, this will be virtually impossible unless we dramatically change where we source our protein. Food insecurity would have major consequences for the entire planet – healthy bodies and minds depend on it.
Seattle Fish Co. believes that fish is the future. Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is water, yet less than seven percent of protein for human consumption comes from it. Compared to other proteins, seafood is a more sustainable food source. Seafood more efficiently converts food into weight, has less impact on our environment, and is less dependent on water usage. Responsible fishing and aquaculture present an opportunity to provide our communities with a healthy protein while being conscious of our impact on the environment.
We must be responsible and intentional in how we catch and grow our fish and seafood. This means being mindful not only of how much fish we produce, but also how it is caught, farmed, and the impact it may have on the environment or future generations.
View our detailed Sustainable Seafood Policy here. Check out CEO James Iacino’s take on the relationship between land and water management in sustainability.