‘Want sustainable seafood? Ask for Aussie seafood’: Industry welcomes consumer shopping habit survey results

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Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak-body representing the Australian seafood industry, has welcomed the results of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) 2018 Consumer Insights Report which has revealed the majority of Aussies want to buy sustainable seafood.

"These results are wonderful news for Australia's commercial fishing industry which is one of the most sustainable in the world," SIA CEO Jane Lovell said.
 
"Our Commonwealth-managed wild-caught fisheries were given a tick of sustainability at the of September, with no fisheries subject to overfishing for the fifth consecutive year. While a new report has shown the footprint of Australia's trawlers to be one of the smallest in the world. Coupled with our aquaculture sector - who provide fresh, high-quality seafood, year-round - Australian seafood is one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world.

"We all know Aussies love to eat Aussie seafood, and they can be confident their Aussie seafood is exceptionally managed.
 
"However, the MSC survey revealed three-quarters (74%) of Australians believe they should buy sustainable seafood, only one in ten do so as often as they can. This is consistent with Australia's consumption rate of imported seafood, which is currently at 70 per cent of all seafood eaten in Australia. While imported seafood can come from sustainable sources too, the chain of province can be harder to track.
 
"So, if you want to be certain you're eating sustainable, healthy, world-class seafood that's good for you and good for the planet, ask for Aussie seafood.
 
"As an industry, we call on Australians to support their Aussies fishers and ask for Aussie seafood whether it's at their fishmonger, fish and chip shop, or the local Thai restaurant.

"As fishers, our priority is the ocean. We advocate the health, sustainability and future of our ocean. It's our livelihood and the future livelihood of generations to come."

 
Seafood Industry Australia :
PO Box 251 Wallan VIC 3756, Australia Wide
Seafood Industry Australia
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