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Seafood Sustainability Defined
No exercise in seafood education is complete without a discussion about sustainability. Since there really isn’t a universally accepted definition of the term, we at The Lobster Place like to start here:
“Sustainability is about balancing the economic and nutritional needs of today with preservation of ocean resources for tomorrow.”
Industry, Government (agencies like NOAA/FDA), and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s like Monterey Bay Aquarium; Blue Ocean Institute) each have an obligation to work together towards achieving this balance. It’s our belief however, that consumer preferences must also help drive continuous, incremental improvements to the way we manage our ocean’s resources. Of course, without clear, concise information, the consumer has no basis for making good decisions. That’s where we come in.
Throughout our website, you’ll find links to Government, Industry, and NGO sites that have information about our products. We take this approach in the hopes of showing you some of the different perspectives that exist while at the same time providing a good framework for decision making.
At the end of the day, we’re not in the business of dictating what you should and shouldn’t eat. We just want to be transparent about where are food comes from and how it’s produced – the rest is up to you!