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Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is sadly all too commonplace on the open sea. Researchers estimate that one in five wild-caught fish are landed via IUU fishing, leading to more than $30 billion in illegal profit with billions of dollars of losses to the legal global seafood economy. These egregious violations of national and international regulations threaten fisheries and ocean ecosystems and are also associated with horrendous human rights abuses including forced labor and human trafficking, making action to address the issue all the more urgent. For that reason, we at Bon Appétit Management Company have signed an open letter to President Biden asking The White House to take measures to crack down on IUU fishing.

The Portuguese are famous for their canned seafood, the Vietnamese have their cá hộp Ba Cô Gái, but in the United States, it is only recently that shelf-stable fillets and fish bits have come into vogue.

For National Seafood Month we’re examining the issue of waste in the seafood supply chain while providing some helpful tips and tricks for how you can purchase and prepare the most sustainable seafood possible. 

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Consumers have a powerful role to play in supporting sustainable, less wasteful fisheries, and we’re here to help guide you. In fact, we’ve created a “grocery guide” to help you identify the best seafood to purchase the next time you’re at the store. 

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In an era when ocean habitats are experiencing stress due to climate change, pollution, and overfishing, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the seafood we buy is both sustainable (see our shopping guide) and not wasted once it reaches our home kitchens.