Great video isn’t it?
But what can be done?
1. Buy fish and seafood that has a low rating on the Good Fish Guide – including restaurants and takeaways if possible. The most sustainable seafood (rated 1) is listed here (not much of a list!) and the second most sustainable seafood (rated 2) is listed here. Try to avoid fish that are rated as 3, 4, and worst of all 5. (N.B. Their rating system is explained here)
2. If you are in the UK, buy fish with the MSC logo from the Marine Stewardship Council. This label ensures that the seafood ‘comes from, and can be traced back to, a sustainable fishery‘.
3. Reduce your consumption of fish, or even eliminate it entirely. Doctors tell women to limit/avoid eating fish during their pregnancy and breastfeeding due to high mercury levels in fish that can damage the baby. But even if you aren’t pregnant, why should you take the risk of ingesting something that contains high levels of mercury? No-one can predict how individuals react to pollutants, particularly over long periods of time.
What do you think of these solutions? Are they viable? Would you do any of these actions/ do you currently do any?