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Why more Canadians are making the switch to sustainably sourced seafood | Daily Hive

Image shows a plate of Walmart Mowi Fish and Chips on a table with packet of fish next to it
Image: Walmart Mowi Fish and Chips (Michelle Garland/MSC)

This excerpt is from an article in the Daily Hive, which looks at consumer habits on buying sustainably sourced seafood — and why more Canadians are changing their approach.

Now more than ever, Canadians are asking questions about the food they’re consuming, whether through a conversation with their server at a restaurant or the deli counter clerk at their local grocery store.

If anything, the events of the past 19 months have prompted us to be proactive about maintaining a more sustainable diet, and that also includes paying closer attention to the labels on the food we purchase.

According to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a non-profit seafood certification program dedicated to keeping our ocean and fish stocks healthy, North Americans purchased almost 50% more certified sustainable seafood over the past year.

[MSC Canada Program Director, Kurtis] Hayne says the findings from a recent Blue Food Assessment (BFA) study estimates that the global population will demand twice as much aquatic food by 2050, conveying the urgent need to both fish and shop in a sustainable manner.

Read the full article in Daily Hive