partnership with sustainable seafood blog project
As a big proponent of sustainability, I'm very happy to be a new project partner of the Sustainable Seafood Blog Project (SSBP), a non-profit dedicated to promoting the values of sustainable seafood through food bloggers and their readership. It's so important to know where your food comes from and that it's as clean as possible. This organization does a great job of providing educational resources for bloggers to disseminate among the food lovers that frequent their websites. It gives us as food writers a chance to back up our sustainability ideals with some real numbers and show people that small changes can make a big difference.
Here's a little bit of information on sustainable seafood to get you thinking:
With those numbers, you can see a little bit of why it's so important to be mindful of how your food is harvested. That's why I'm so glad to be spreading the word about this great organization. Although my family lives overseas and it's a struggle to find responsibly harvested seafood right now, we still do our part to be the best stewards of the environment that we can be.
In my recent guest post on the SSBP's blog, I wrote about our struggle to find sustainable seafood while here in Okinawa. Japan isn't exactly known for their conscientious seafood practices. Even going to the fresh seafood markets and finding the plentiful varieties, it can still be challenging to determine if the ecosystems are being respected or if overfishing is causing a crisis which we are just buying into as consumers. Nevertheless, our family does the best we can with eating well here in Okinawa and still being mindful of sustainability. If you'd like to read more about our journey in finding sustainable seafood in a fish-dominant culture, please go to the SSBP's blog and read my guest post here.