We don’t lecture people on what they should eat but we do encourage informed decision making. We suggest that people try to find out where their food comes from, its nutritional value, how its produced, packaged and delivered before they make their purchase decision.

Rethinking and changing the way we consume food can reduce our impact on the environment. Most fish have a lower environmental footprint when compared to meats, which accounts for nearly 60% of greenhouse gas emissions from food production.

Apart from emissions, factors like land use, soil degradation, and water pollution also contribute to the environmental impacts of consuming meat and fish. As consumers, we should aim to minimise our overall intake while being mindful of the cultural relevance of meat and fish in some parts of the world.

We do not support the production and consumption of seafood that is caught via large-scale operations that engage in bottom trawling and bycatch. The carbon emissions from bottom trawling are equivalent to 2% of global emissions. This is comparable to the annual emissions of the global aviation industry. In addition to this, we must consider the injuries and deaths associated with such methods, including population decline and destruction of their habitats.

If we are going to consume and it is within our means, we could aim to look out for ethical and sustainably sourced produce, support local fisheries rather than imports, and rely on being aware of the current debates around what the optimal diet might be. What works for some may not work for others. But we do know the advantages of a nutritious and plant-centric diet. Apart from the impacts of the food source, buying loose produce rather than packaged, and effective means of disposal are all an important part of making better decisions for you and our Ocean.

Apart from food, other things we purchase can also make a difference.

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