However, it’s sobering and scary.
More needs to be done to know exactly how many fish are being taken from the Earth’s oceans, lest their populations crash and there is no return.
You would think Australia is pretty good with this kind of thing. But although we have a good governance system, Australia has made limited progress to restore fish stocks to sustainable levels, and many stocks remain overfished or unassessed.
We earned a D grade.
So what can you do?
- ask questions about the seafood you buy, and make sure it’s sustainable.
- look for a label such as Fair Trade Certified, ASC – Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council – MSC
- check your fish with an app: GoodFish: Australia’s Sustainable Seafood Guide or Seafood Watch