Science based sustainable seafood programs have been at the forefront of practical conservation, combining marine protection and industry principles to create market based environmental solutions. Baseless attacks on sustainable seafood efforts are detrimental to ocean health AND long term industry viability.
The ocean and all of its bounty belong to all of us, and companies profiting from the commercialization of a common resource have a moral obligation to do so in a responsible manner.
As someone with experience both in the commercial seafood industry and the conservation field, I couldn’t possibly be a bigger cheerleader. Ignoring the problems and realities of rising seafood consumption is nothing but a recipe for disaster.