Thursday, September 15, 2011

Something's fishy

Are you a fish eater? Generally, I'm not. I tend to only like shellfish and an occasional cod, but overall, I don't eat a lot of things that spend their lives under water.

But for those of you who do eat fish, I encourage you to look for the Certified Sustainable Seafood MSC label. The Marine Stewardship Council is asking consumers to pledge to buying seafood that is certified as being sustainable and to urge stores and restaurants to carry certified seafood.

Why? Because billions of marine animals, including fish and turtles, are dying every year due to the poor management and destructive practices of many fisheries worldwide. The wastefulness is appalling.

But money talks. And where do they get their money? From consumers, like you and me. If we stop buying non-sustainable seafood, we can make a difference. Shooting off an email or sending a letter to local markets and restaurants to let them know you will only buy MSC Certified Sustainable Seafood can make an even bigger one!

Remember this label when you shop! If it's not on the packaging, DON'T BUY IT! And then, take the time to let the store manager know why you'll be shopping elsewhere for your fish. Period.

And don't forget to sign the pledge!

Caring for all of God's creation,


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