Aquarium of the Pacific helps establish sustainable seafood forum.
The AZA-accredited Aquarium of the Pacific The Aquarium of the Pacific is located in the city of Long Beach, California at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. The aquarium features a collection of over 12,500 animals representing almost 1,000 different species. in Long Beach, CA (www.aquariumofpacific.org) is partnering with Kings Seafood Company and Santa Monica Santa Monica (săn`tə mŏn`ĭkə), city (1990 pop. 86,905), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on Santa Monica Bay; inc. 1886. Tourism and retailing are important, and the city has motion-picture, biotechnology, and software industries. Seafood to create a Sustainable Seafood Sustainability is a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely. Sustainable seafood refers to seafood that is caught or farmed in a way that does not impact the long-term health or functionality of the species in question or the Forum. Why would an aquarium want to promote the consumption of ocean animals? The answer lies in preserving the oceans' resources for future generations. Without sustainable fishing practices in place, many ocean animal populations will decline, causing trouble for seafood markets.
The forum is an innovative way to ensure that companies and individuals who buy and sell seafood are doing so in a sustainable manner. For instance, restaurants that participate in the forum guarantee their customers that all seafood served is sustainable. According to the forum's standards, sustainable seafood must "(1) come from sustainable wild stocks or environmentally friendly aquaculture aquaculture, the raising and harvesting of fresh- and saltwater plants and animals. The most economically important form of aquaculture is fish farming, an industry that accounts for an ever increasing share of world fisheries production. farms, (2) be healthful health·ful
1. Conducive to good health; salutary.
healthful·ness n. , and (3) have no major negative impacts on the local community and even contribute when possible." While the Kings chain aims to have all menu items come from sustainable sources by 2009, Santa Monica Seafood is focusing on ensuring that each of their suppliers implements sustainable harvesting methods.