Sustainable Seafood Week

Chances are if you are reading this you know that fish, and oily fish such as Tassal Atlantic salmon in particular, is an exceptionally healthy choice and most of us should be eating more of it. You have also likely heard that a number of types of wild fish are at major risk of depletion, with significant strains on our fish supplies as the population grows and the demand for fish increases. Yet despite knowing these alarming facts, do you know if you are buying Aussie grown Atlantic salmon? And more importantly, do you know if the seafood you buy is sustainably sourced?

For lovers of Aussie food and Aussie seafood in particular, you will be interested to know that this week from 8th-14th of March is Sustainable Seafood Week. Sustainable Seafood Week highlights the important work of responsible seafood producers to feed Australians while playing their party in maintaining wild fish stocks and keeping our oceans healthy.

We know that Aussies are interested in purchasing sustainable seafood. Research shows that 2/3 of Aussies believe it is important that the seafood they buy is produced in a sustainable way. More importantly, more than 2/3 of Australians are willing to pay more for sustainably sourced seafood. Yet despite these best of intentions, it is actually extremely difficult to identify which seafood is sustainably sourced.

Specifically, choosing seafood that is certified by the ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) will ensure that the Aussie grown Atlantic salmon and seafood you are buying is produced in a sustainable way. By choosing Tassal Atlantic salmon, you’re supporting Australia’s only salmon producer who has achieved certification with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council across its salmon operations. With our oceans depleting, choosing sustainable seafood and salmon each has a multitude of implications. First and foremost it helps to protect our oceans and marine ecosystems. Importantly, sustainable seafood is based on a scientific model to ensure the standards are met for environmentally sustainable fishing and farming. And ultimately seeking out sustainable seafood helps to drive more fish producers to ensure they are fishing and farming using sustainable methods.

As Australia’s largest producer of salmon, Tassal is deeply committed to leading the salmon farming industry by example. Consumer demand for Omega-3 rich salmon continues to grow, and as such sustainable farming models achieve a balance between demand and environmental sustainability. For the past 35 years, Tassal has been producing delicious and nutritious Aussie grown Atlantic salmon so that families can enjoy a sustainable protein with a lower carbon footprint.

To celebrate Sustainable Seafood Week, here are some of our favourite recipes:

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This blog has been written by Susie Burrell.