DAMN’IT YOU ALL, STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS!

Get real.  Wake up.  Get a clue.

Smell the coffee. FISH!

And get your damn head out of the (beach) sand.


Every time you buy a can of tuna or salmon, buy a fillet at the seafood counter or order a fish dinner at a restaurant,

YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING to the annihilation of our oceans…  IF THAT SEAFOOD WAS NOT SUSTAINABLY CAUGHT, AND OF AN UN-ENDANGERED SPECIES.

Seafood and our oceans are LITERALLY on the edge – between the pollution and our incredible destructive industrial fishing habits, the once abundant nutrient-rich fish from the formerly pristine oceans we have all so much enjoyed are being all but wiped out.

But this time – YOU can do something about it!

Want to be part of the solution? Be nice if your kid can still get a nutritious and delicious piece of fish when they grow up – yes? Here’s the answer:

DO NOT BUY EVEN ONE MORE CAN OF TUNA – OR OF ANY OTHER FISH OR SEAFOOD OF ANY KIND THAT IS NOT “SUSTAINABLY” CAUGHT AND IS OF A SPECIES THAT IS NOT ENDANGERED BY OVERFISHING. JUST DON’T DO IT.

MAKE THE (EASY) EFFORT TO BUY SUSTAINABLY FISHED SEAFOOD.

Get over your hesitation/embarrassment and inform your favorite restaurants that you will not order fish again till they choose a sustainably-fished source. Do the same at your fish counter at your favorite supermarket. The marketplace will drive these decisions – if we refuse to buy unless they support the oceans and fish populations they are selling (not to mention the need to stop killing the massive amounts of other animals in the fishing process), only then will the market demands change. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE! Need the lists of sustainable fish/seafood to consume? Click here.

Take a moment and watch this:

We’ve Done Some Homework for You

Now, we’ve done some homework for ourselves and for you, and this post is about 3 companies that have all received high marks from independent organizations monitoring sustainable seafood practices: Wild Planet, Vital Choice and Henry & Lisa’s Eco-Fish.  Additionally, their team members catch some of the best tasting, guilt-free seafood you can purchase anywhere.

We also are promoting these 3 seafood sellers as they are the “little guys”, companies with exceptionally high standards gathering together the surviving small, sustainable family fisheries just as your local farmers markets gathers together the small organic food growers so YOU can benefit.  As per our editorial policy, I am letting you know that we also promote seafoods from each of these companies for that very reason.

Wild Planet:

Here is the Albacore Tuna entry from Wild Planet’s sourcing page (found here)

“Wild Planet currently sources albacore from the US West Coast troll and pole albacore fishery. The fishery is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified and considered “BEST CHOICE” by numerous Non-Government Organizations including the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

The MSC has developed standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. Both standards are based on independent third-party assessments by accredited certifiers. They meet the world’s toughest best practice criteria and are helping to transform global seafood markets. Find out more about the MSC standards at www.msc.org/about-us/what-we-do

We may expand our sourcing as needed from other troll and pole fisheries, all of which are nearly by-catch free and are not over-fished. NO PURSE SEINE OR LONG-LINE CAUGHT TUNA WILL EVER BE USED IN OUR PRODUCTS!”

Of the 3 companies we are recommending here, we regularly consume Wild Planets products. They also have very affordable prices (available through Amazon here) and promote their tuna as “low mercury”.  The tuna is – without a doubt – the best canned tuna we have ever tasted – along with their canned salmon and sardines.

Please order your Wild Planet Products via our link here – we get credit – you don’t pay more – in fact these prices are very low and free shipping to boot.



Vital Choice:

Here is the first comments from Vital Choice regarding their sustainable policy:

All Vital Choice seafood is sustainably wild-harvested

* The independent Marine Stewardship Council(MSC) certifies as sustainable the fisheries that provide our Alaskan Salmon, Alaskan Sablefish, Alaskan Halibut, Alaskan Cod, and troll-caught Pacific Albacore Tuna.

* The MSC certifies that specific Vital Choice Salmon products come from sustainable Alaskan fisheries: Wild Red™ canned Alaskan Salmon*, Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil, Pouched Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Silver and King Salmon portions, whole Alaskan Sockeye Salmon fillet, Smoked Alaskan Sockeye and King Salmon.

VitalGreen Environmental Stewardship Program is also a very responsible way to handle a shipping policy – check it out on their website – all packaging can be returned to Vital Choice – nothing to waste/throw away!

Eco-Fish Henry and Lisa Seafood

Henry & Lisa’s Eco-Fish introduces their team like this:

Meet the Fishers

Core to our mission here at EcoFish is to help support fishing communities that are harvesting sustainably. Many people think of large multi-national companies when they think of seafood, but what most people don’t realize is there are thousands upon thousands of families fishing small boats all around the globe.
Eco-Fish organizes and supports many family fisheries to offer their products – they have very high standards, their products are raved about – and they support ecological sustainable fishing practices AND sustainable farm-fishing as well.

So there you have it – no work – just go and get your seafood from one of these 3 vendors (via our links please!) and you will be enjoying guilt-free seafood eating while knowing you support small fisheries that “do the right thing”!

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Do you buy sustainable seafood? Make your excuses here: (so we can demolish them! 😉 )

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