Eating for your health and our oceans!

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Including fish (especially those fish from colder waters) in you diet is certainly a great way to improve your omega -3 intake . We need omega-3 to ensure cardiovascular health as well as optimal functioning of our brain, nervous system, hormones, immune system and metabolism.

Although fish is not to everyones taste worldwide the demand for seafood is increasing and unfortunately alot of the fish we enjoy are overfished. Basically our oceans are in a state of global crisis and can only change if we change our habits and reduce the pressures.

We need to chose species that are not:

overfished,

captured using methods that damage habitat,

captured with a bycatch of threatened or protected species,

produced by sea cage aquaculture.

We need to say NO to Snapper, canned Tuna and Atlantic Salmon, and instead chose species that are resilient to fishing pressures and farmed using methods of lower environmental impact.

Better choices are Calamari, Trevally, Whiting, canned Pink Salmon, and Oysters.

So ask yourself: Is this species overfished? Is it caught or farmed? Is it a deep-sea, slow growing or long lived species?

sustainableseafood.org.au provides an easy one stop guide to choosing your seafood wisely.

Be part of the solution, whilst improving your health.

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