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Wild or Farmed Seafood?

Posted in: Scott's Blog, Sustainability
Wild or Farmed Seafood?

Is wild or farmed seafood the healthy and sustainable choice and the future of farming? According to research by Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of Tufts University, consuming just three to six ounces of farmed or wild fish high in omega-3 fatty acids each week has been shown to reduce the risk of death from coronary heart disease by 36%. That makes seafood a very important part of our diet. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that without aquatic farming, the world will face a seafood shortage of 50–80 million tons by 2030. Therefore, farmed seafood must be a part of our food system. Barton Seaver, Chef, author, and director of the Sustainable Food and Health Initiative at Harvard explains why farmed seafood is not only healthy, it will expand food production and minimize our environmental footprint.

Read more on how Seaver explores the current state of aquaculture and how it fits into a more sustainable future.

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California White Sea Bass

Posted in: Food, Scott's Blog, Sustainability
California White Sea Bass

Seafood farming is the future, like land based animal farming, it is becoming the sustainable method for seafood production. This is something new for us and another step forward to increase food production without the degrading affects on natural resources.

The Hubb Research Institute in San Diego formed a partnership with Pacifico Aquaculture to farm sustainable Sea Bass and set the standard for best practices. The sustainable farming method raises White Sea Bass from eggs to market size fish in an ecologically sound manner. The farming method is certified by the GAA (Global Aquaculture Alliance), using BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices).

And now for the tasty details. Not only is this fish sustainably farmed it’s delicious and healthy.

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Scott’s and Sustainability

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Scott’s and Sustainability

Scott’s has always had a strong interest in our environment and has been in the vanguard of the sustainable seafood movement. As we learned more about our environmental challenges, we supported the growth of eco-friendly aquaculture like the Loch Duart salmon facilities in Scotland (www.lochduart.com). While we realize that farming technology is still imperfect, many exciting improvements have been made in the last few years and the farms that we use actually improve the environment rather than deplete it, while producing a healthy and tasty product. Responsible aquaculture is the future of our seafood supply.

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