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The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Program: Promoting Ethical Consumption
Jim Hekkers of the Monterey Bay Aquarium discusses the Seafood Watch program, an educational initiative to empower consumers and businesses to make sustainable choices for healthy oceans. It started as an exhibit along with food service menu recommendations, husbandry feed changes, and developed into a guide following member requests. Jim explains with graphs and data how dramatically the biomass of table fish has fallen in just 100 years, the percentage of seafood imports in the U.S., how the guide's recommendation categories work, assessment criteria for capture fisheries and aquaculture, the guide's distribution, partners, and corporate relationships with food service companies, retailers, and suppliers.