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Is Seafood Sustainable? How to Save the Ocean | Care2 Causes

Is Seafood Sustainable? How to Save the Ocean | Care2 Causes

This is Part III of a three-part series on the overfishing crisis and the sustainability of seafood. Read Parts I and II . As outlined in the two previous posts in this series, public awareness of the global overfishing crisis is on the rise, and polls show a growing number of seafood consumers are thinking more carefully about how to make more sustainable choices, using sustainable seafood guides provided by environmental groups and asking seafood retailers for better labeling detailing where and how seafood is harvested. But at the same time, global consumption of fish has hit record levels, and the oceans are paying the price as popular food species are threatened with extinction by overfishing and fishing-driven habitat loss. Though threatened ocean species certainly benefit from consumers choosing to eat another, more plentiful species instead, if everyone on the plan...

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