The oceans are being overfished at rate 40% than is sustainable.
Promotion of sustainable seafood has many benefits including:
Seafood is generally low in fat and high in Omega 3 making it a health choice.
Seafood uses far less carbon emissions than grain fed beef.
Making the choice for sustainable seafood promotes a market demand choice that changes the way fish are caught and farmed around the world.
A sustainable seafood choice is a vote in favor of protecting the oceans.
There are many simple ways to begin promoting sustainable seafood. Walt Disney World is a model for beginning this process through the following examples.
Annette Grecchi Gray, Chef de Cuisine at the Animal Kingdom Lodge Jiko restaurant won a Seafood Champion award for finding ways to replace non-sustainble fish choices with sustainable ones and promoting the concept throughout Walt Disney World
Aquaculture at the Land Pavilion provides sustainable seafood for the Coral Reef and other Walt Disney World® restaurants
The Wave Restaurant offers a "Sustainable Seafood Choice of the Day". This action in turn creates awareness of sustainable seafood to guests each day.
Food Choices Are A Key Strategy for Sustainable TourismLast Updated on 2013-11-25 12:44:35Most people agree that good tasting food is part of what makes our travels more enjoyable. Unfortunately, the food served at tourism resorts is often not very sustainable.
Our food choices do impact tourism in several ways including the climate change impacts, higher energy costs, soil erosion and loss of agricultural land, and marine environment pollution from fertilizers.
It is estimated that global food production contributes between 14 and and 22% of total CO2 the world produces every year.
Food production is one of the greatest sources of greenhouse gas emissions including:
emissions from animals
transport of food
deforestation to develop cropland
The U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization reports that our diets, especially meats, may cause more CO2 than industry or transportation.
Higher energy costs can make tourism operations less profitable. As... More »
Blue Community Series Part 4Last Updated on 2013-11-25 12:29:29
Dr. Reese Halter hosts Part 4 of the Blue Community Coastal Habitat & Marine Environment series that presents best practices for sustainable tourism at the Walt Disney Company. This video focuses on organic and hydroponic food, and sustainable seafood. The video features Tom Hopkins, Animal Operations Director, Walt Disney World Resort, and Dr. Fred Petitt, Agricultural & Water Sciences Director, Walt Disney World Resort.
Ocean pursuit leaves toothfish pirates with nowhere to runLast Updated on 2013-05-04 00:00:00
The battle to make fishing for ''white gold'' sustainable is being won.Ocean pursuit leaves toothfish pirates with nowhere to run.
An Australian-backed illegal fishing watchdog in Asia is on the heels of some of the last toothfish pirates, as a long-plundered fishery moves to a sustainable catch - and to local meal tables.
A fishing vessel believed to be loaded with millions of dollars worth of Southern Ocean toothfish is being tracked through Malaysia and Indonesia, where it was stopped from landing its catch in a joint operation with Australian fishing managers.
Known as the Thunder, or Wuhan, and operated by a Spanish company, the 1100-tonne ship is one of a handful believed to be still operating in the Antarctic, rapidly switching their names and registrations in efforts to escape detection.
Long-lived, bottom dwellers: A taxinomically correct... More »
Dr. David Randle interviews Dr. Reese HalterLast Updated on 2012-08-22 15:02:23
Dr. David W. Randle interviews Dr. Reese Halter where they discuss topics such as what science has to say about issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, new renewable technologies, their observations re: recent Walt Disney World, lessons from nature, sustainable fisheries, whales, impact of fertilizers on the oceans, and sustainable tourism.
Sustainable Seafood Series - Whose Role is it to Promote Sustainable Seafood?Last Updated on 2012-08-22 00:00:00
Does it really matter whose role it is to promote sustainable seafood?
I think if I were coming in from the cold and not knowing what ‘sustainable seafood’ was, I’d probably first try to understand the meaning of sustainable seafood before figuring out who should promote it.
For me, sustainable seafood refers to reef fish, deep sea fish, shellfish, giant clams, sea cucumbers, crabs, seaweed, or any other edible marine species that has been harvested in a controlled manner.
Controlled in the sense that those who went out fishing knew what they should catch and how much of it they should catch so as to allow the same species the opportunity to replenish themselves, and giving me the opportunity to continue to enjoy my favourite seafood.
In my desire to learn more about sustainable seafood, I’ve also found out that for commercial purposes,... More »
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