Walk the talk, don't eat it: a call for sustainable seafood leadership from marine scientists

Klein, Carissa Joy and Ferrari, Renata (2014) Walk the talk, don't eat it: a call for sustainable seafood leadership from marine scientists. Environmental Conservation, 42 2: 102-103. doi:10.1017/S0376892914000253


Author Klein, Carissa Joy
Ferrari, Renata
Title Walk the talk, don't eat it: a call for sustainable seafood leadership from marine scientists
Journal name Environmental Conservation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0376-8929
1469-4387
Publication date 2014-08-14
Year available 2014
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1017/S0376892914000253
Open Access Status
Volume 42
Issue 2
Start page 102
End page 103
Total pages 2
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Fisheries stocks are rapidly declining around the world. A reduction in the consumption of unsustainable seafood may help curb this decline. Sustainable seafood consumption is not commonplace, even in the marine science and conservation community. The frequency of unsustainable and/or unlabelled seafood at marine science and conservation meetings motivates this enquiry and call for leadership. Information about the species served and where they were caught/farmed was obtained for seven marine ecology and conservation meetings held in Australia, attended by c. 4000 people from around the world. Menu item sustainability was assessed according to the relevant sustainable seafood guide, which considered stock status and impact of fishing/aquaculture method. Seafood was served at all meetings; four meetings served at least one unsustainable species, and only two meetings served a sustainable species. Additional leadership by marine scientists, especially conservationists, is urgently required to turn science into action and ensure that sustainable seafood is available, not only at meetings, but more widely, to achieve a positive conservation outcome.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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