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First New Zealand Sustainable Seafood Day

By CCH

Well done New Zealand. You should be really proud of yourselves. You are really leading the charge on trying to save our oceans.

A 2018 study commissioned on behalf of NGO the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) showed that 83 percent of New Zealand respondents reported they believe we need to protect fish so our children and grandchildren can enjoy seafood. This overwhelming positive support is awesome and can only lead to more action in this area. Next month will be 2nd Sustainable Seafood Day in New Zealand, bringing together members of the seafood community including government, academia, industry and NGOs together to celebrate sustainable fisheries, seafood and what more can be done to create a positive impact on the oceans. Would be great for Hong Kong to follow suit.

Because companies in Hong Kong generally pay lip service to any action in this arena, we again encourage you all to look out for and purchase ONLY sustainable seafood. In Hong Kong, MSC is the most well known accreditation and there are many products in the market. So purchasing MSC certified seafood is one way you can make a positive difference to the world’s oceans. In New Zealand, half of the wild caught seafood is certified to the MSC Standard for Sustainable Fishing and 74% of deep water fisheries are certified, which shows leadership and commitment to safeguarding the oceans for future generations. Globally 12% of wild marine catch is MSC certified which shows progress of the program over the last 20 years, but also reinforces the need to continue working towards safeguarding seafood supplies for this and future generations.

So please, get involved and make a small difference by choosing MSC seafood with the blue ecolabel of approval. Our own company has numerous products in the market and we also sell on line. Please go to our website and make a purchase there. You know it will be from a sustainable source. We also provide seafood recipes and further information on Sustainable Seafood.

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