BC Spot Prawns are a certified sustainable seafood choice. The commercial BC Spot Prawn fishery is recognized as sustainable by various conservation organizations including Ocean Wise, Seafood Watch, and the David Suzuki Foundation.
Sustainability guides are important because they can help educate consumers on their seafood buying choices. Progressive seafood decisions can help improve fishing practices and secure a sustainable future for our ocean ecosystems.
The Vancouver Aquarium created the Ocean Wise seafood conservation program to educate the public about the issues surrounding overfishing, ocean pollution, and climate change. This program certifies sustainable seafood based on stock conservation, environmental impact, and fishing practises in order to ensure the long-term health of our oceans. Wild BC Spot Prawns in British Columbia are Ocean Wise recommended and recognized as a sustainable seafood option.
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Seafood Watch is a science based sustainable seafood advisory list from Monterey Bay Aquarium. The list helps to inform consumers, chefs, and business professionals about seafood and fisheries to help their purchasing decisions. Seafood Watch helps consumers and businesses choose sustainable seafood by recommending which items are “Best Choices,” “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.” BC Spot Prawns are currently rated a “Good Alternative”.
David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based non-profit environmental organization. BC Spot Prawns have been featured in the David Suzuki Foundation books “Delicacies of Delicate Sea” and “State of the Catch: A Professional’s Guide to Sustainable Seafood”. The guides are aimed to assist consumers in buying and promoting ocean-friendly fish and shellfish, while avoiding seafood species that are threatened, endangered or poorly managed. The foundation recommends BC Spot Prawns as a sustainable seafood choice.