The Florida Aquarium is dedicated to the education of the importance of sustainable seafood choices and responsible fishing practices. For many years it was believed that our oceans had enough resources to replenish the fish we took and to filter out the toxins we allowed to enter through waste, water run-off and irresponsible dumping practices.
Your Choices Drive the Seafood Market!
As a consumer, choosing sustainably sourced seafood for your meals lends support to companies in the fishing industry that employ responsible, best practices for fishery management. These practices include minimizing damages to our precious coral reefs, ensuring that ocean populations do not become depleted, and minimizing or eliminating pollution associated with farmed seafood options. As consumer preference for sustainable seafood continues to grow, grocery stores and restaurants will need to offer sustainably sourced options to meet demand, and this demand in turn puts pressure on the fishing industry to improve management practices in order to supply sustainable options.