The term “sustainable seafood” is a fairly new concept. Up until the early 90’s, thinking sustainably in the Seafood Industry was kind of rare. This is when various campaigns and movements began to inform the public about the exploitation of the world’s ecosystems. Overfishing and environmental destruction was prevalent. General fishing practices were unregulated and nothing short of irresponsible.
However, the research shows that if we do in fact act responsibly, regulate heavily and think ahead, we can indeed correct our mistakes. Since we have started to turn things around in the 90’s, fish populations are bouncing back. Marine environments are recovering. The public is also more aware than ever of the importance of choosing Sustainable Seafood.
This is all great but we are not in the clear yet. The industry has many holes and flaws to this day. Much of the public is not informed correctly, which adds confusion. Many of the fisheries around the world are not regulated properly yet.
We are heading in the right direction, but we have a lot of work to do. Our company, Hudson Valley Seafood, strives not only provide Sustainable Seafood to the public of the Hudson Valley, but also to educate the masses on what information they can believe and use to make good decisions. We intend to lead the sustainable seafood movement in the Hudson Valley region and beyond.
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