Want to Shop for a Sustainable Future?

Understanding where your food comes from, and how it is produced, can help reduce your impact on the environment. Look for sustainable seafood products next time you shop!

Here are some tips to help you make the right choices for yourself, your family, and the planet.

What Matters to You?

Supporting local producers

Whole salmon and salmon fillets on ice in wooden boxes.

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  • Look for local or Canadian products.
  • Order directly from producers.
  • Ask grocers to carry local products in their stores.

Eating sustainable animal protein

Steamed oysters with parsley garnish in a cast iron pan.

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  • Shellfish don’t need to be fed, leave no carbon footprint, and help clean the water where they live.
  • Fish are good at turning their feed into meat.

Eating sustainable greens

Salad made of yellow, green, and pink Irish Moss with vegetables and lettuce, on a square white plate.

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  • Seaweed doesn’t need fertilizer; seaweed also helps clean the water, and creates habitats for marine life.
  • Ask grocery stores to make seaweed products more available.

Protecting the environment

Man with shopping cart looking at whole fish and fish fillets in a display case at a grocery store.

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  • Shellfish and seaweed clean the water.
  • Seaweed captures carbon.
  • Look for proof of environmental certification on labels. They can help you choose sustainable aquaculture and fisheries products.

When you think about the future of aquaculture, what do you see or imagine? The choices you make today will help shape the aquaculture of tomorrow.