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
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.Read More
By James Wright, Senior Editor at SeafoodSource.com
Originally published on 13 November, 2014
During this Tuesday’s Seafood Source webinar on aquaculture, “Aquaculture’s Prominent Role in Feeding a Growing Global Population,” attendees saw some statistics that should get consumers thinking about farmed fish more positively.Read More
I guess after all this time we take it for granted, but I was reminded this morning that we are actually a pretty green company.Read More
Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon
Now that wild Salmon season is drawing to a close, we have decided to use a new product, Skuna Bay Salmon, raised sustainably on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, in glacier fed ocean waters.Read More
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.Read More