appEating Seafood Sustainably

Eating seafood sustainably is becoming very important to those who care about the future of our Oceans and our children. Overfishing is often overlooked in the media; popular opinion that the ocean is limitless and that opinion spanned many generations. Not any more; the world is beginning to notice, elderly fisherman speak of bountiful catches and 200 year old fish, compared to the catch of today; a plastic bag and a jellyfish. Simultaneously off shore the last of the long lived fish are scraped from the depths with the new deep trawlers that scour the ocean floors.

A sustainability guide for Australian seafood created by The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is a game changer. Developed in response to growing public concern about overfishing, its impact on our oceans and designed to help us make informed seafood choices.

The app is great, we have been using it since last year and it is very useful for making informed decisions on the spot. When at lunch with a friend; fresh Natural Oysters or a nice prawn cocktail? Tough choice. Consult the waitress on the seafood; Nelson Bay Oysters, Imported Prawns. Now consult the app; the Prawns are a huge no-no and the Oysters have the green light! It’s as easy as that.

Everybody now has the opportunity to take the future of the Oceans fish stocks into our own hands (literally) what a wonderful tool and Irukandji is behind them all the way!

Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide is the country’s first independent tool to choosing your seafood wisely. Learn more click here.

The Australian Marine Conservation Society

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) Australia’s only national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife and the voice for Australia’s ocean wildlife. They are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for 50 years. Their paid and volunteer staff work every day on behalf of the community to protect our ocean wildlife.

AMCS works on the big issues concerning the sea. The key focus is to create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries), make our fisheries sustainable and protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales.