5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Eat Seafood

There is a wide selection of eco-friendly seafood choices that you might not be aware of. It is no secret how healthy eating fish is, especially twice a week. If you are a seafood lover, good for you! It’s one of the healthiest forms of animal protein around, offering up a slew of benefits including lowered cholesterol, reduced risk for heart disease and enhanced brain function.

It is possible to eat well without hurting the environment. So, here’s how to enjoy seafood in a more healthy and sustainable way:

Choose Your Seafood Carefully

“How is the species caught? Where is it from? Is that species already being overfished? How do I find out? How should I cook it? “These are the questions you need to consider when choosing seafood. Whenever possible, it’s best to choose organic, farmed fish. The framers raising the fish are in control of their breeding, feeding, and any medications they might need.

The alternative is wild fish, which can disrupt the world’s fish stock. Consuming them in large amounts increases the risk of overfishing.

Try Something New

Many of us have lost confidence in trying new foods and cooking different types of fish, but it is actually one of the easiest things you can do. Also, there may be certain fish that you love above others, but its important to open your pallet to a wide array of options.

In addition, buy bigger portions of fish fillets, as they tend to come from older fish.

Avoid Processed Seafood

You know that highly processed and packaged food bad for you. However, it also tends to be bad for the environment, as it causes more waste than less processed foods.

Don’t Waste Seafood

Nearly half of edible seafood produced goes to waster each year. This is one of the most detrimental aspects of seafood consumption in the world.

We’d suggest that if your seafood is in the fridge for more than a day or two, and you don’t have an exact day and time in mind for when you plan to it, freeze it!

Buy Local

One of the easiest ways to eat seafood in an eco-friendly manner is to buy local and support local fishermen.  Knowing where your fish is caught can make a huge difference when it comes to helping the environment.

Global fishing stocks are increasingly threatened by overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, as well as pollution in the oceans. For these reasons, Humboldt only work with reputable suppliers and sustainable fisheries around the world and are conscious of the latest challenges each target species is facing.

Whether you are looking for fish, shellfish, or seaweed, we have the largest range of seafood. Contact Humboldt on 086 11 11 849 or send an email at hello@humboldt.global and we will supply all your food needs.