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.
Sustainable Seafood StrategiesLast Updated on 2015-03-25 19:01:11
The first thing I want to show in this blog has nothing to do with the sustainable seafood, but I think it is the basic step for developing sustainable seafood and we cannot neglect it: save the food and reduce the waste. No matter for what kind of food choice we make, if we continue to waste the food, even though we have the sustainable food choice, it is meaningless. Many restaurants provide big size food for customers and people often cannot eat all of them. To-go box is a great sign for food industry. But they can do more to reduce the waste. For example, setting various sizes of choice to customers, just like the size of coffee, small, medium and large. Secondly, training the employees to suggest their customers to rational order the food. For example, if the waiter or waitress thinks the customers order too much food, they will give some suggestions or advise them order... More »
The Importance of Sustainable Seafood Last Updated on 2015-03-25 18:52:53Food can be the primary reason people travel to certain destinations, especially for the seafood. Destinations like Louisiana, Nova Scotia, and Key West are famous for their seafood dishes, continuously drawing attention and visitors to the area. The importance of sustainable seafood can shape the success of a tourism setting by showing their dedication and environmental awareness to the cause.
Sustainable seafood in Key West, FL.
Tourist destinations serving seafood should increase their awareness on the benefits of serving sustainable seafood, with emphasis on improving their image and combating a global issue. Hotels and restaurants should follow sustainable seafood guides provided online that explain the benefits and drawbacks of choices available. Seafood Watch by the Monterey Bay Aquarium has information online and a mobile app that consumers... More »
Reducing the environmental impact of foodLast Updated on 2015-03-25 18:23:22There are many ways to reduce the environmental impact that we have on the planet. Choosing to eat more sustainably is one of the easiest thing that you can do. Here are two methods for reducing your environmental impact from the food you choose.
Offering local seasonal food is extremely helpful to the environment. Purchasing or choosing to eat local and seasonal foods helps to reduce the amount of fuel that is used to get that food to you, which also reduces the impact on climate change through a reduction of CO2 emissions. Incorporating community gardens and planter boxes into lands scape design is a way for people to have access to these types of foods without having to go out of their way to find them. Below you will find a guide to when certain vegetables are in season
The need for animal protein in human diets has led to serious overfishing through out the... More »
Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fishLast Updated on 2015-03-07 14:00:41Published on Mar 1, 2012 http://www.healthandsuperfoods.com/ Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish: TED TALKS: documentary,lecture,talk Chef Dan Barber squares off with a dilemma facing many chefs today: how to keep fish on the menu. With impeccable research and deadpan humor, he chronicles his pursuit of a sustainable fish he could love, and the foodie's honeymoon he's enjoyed since discovering an outrageously delicious fish raised using a revolutionary farming method in Spain. Dan Barber is a chef and a scholar -- relentlessly pursuing the stories and reasons behind the foods we grow and eat.
The Responsibility of Environmental Quality Last Updated on 2014-10-29 10:15:51Environmental quality is the responsibility of the tourism industry, the tourist business, the tourists, the suppliers, and the developers. These entities work together to create sustainable tourism, playing a significant role and influencing each other.
The Tourism Industry
The tourism industry is the umbrella that everything else falls under. Focusing on sustainable tourism practices sets a standard for other sectors in the world to follow. The tourism industry is the fastest growing industry in the world---relatively unknown places are being visited and well known destinations are significantly increasing in popularity. The environmental quality of destinations is a reflection of the tourism industry and what it deems to be acceptable for the most part. Because this industry is growing so quickly, it has the power to shift toward being ecofriendly and sustainable on a global scale.... More »
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