SUMMERSIDE – In 2012, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization reported that more than 85 per cent of the world’s fish stocks are fully fished, overfished or exploited. Oceans are facing an unprecedented crisis.
By choosing seafood from sustainable sources, consumers can help make a difference.
To learn more about seafood from sustainable sources, start by visiting an Atlantic Superstore location in September for their Oceans for Tomorrow Campaign. The campaign highlights certified sustainable seafood products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and offers opportunities to learn more about the issue. MSC is an international non-profit organization that developed the world’s leading environmental standard for independent, third party scientific certification of sustainable and well-managed, wild-capture fisheries.
Register for a sustainable seafood cooking class to find out how to cook with and incorporate sustainable seafood into home menus. At the end of the class all participants receive a President’s Choice gift card.
In select stores, meet representatives from Clearwater who will explain how choosing MSC-certified fish and seafood products can help replenish fish stocks in our oceans.
The Summerside Atlantic Superstore class will be offered Friday, Sept. 27 at the store.
To learn more about sustainable seafood, visit these websites:
Find sustainable seafood recipes and foods at oceansfortomorrow.ca.