From horrifying labor practices to sourcing species , the seafood industry, like many, often prioritizes profits over ethics and quality. Sustainable practices don't always fit into this agenda, nor does protecting at-risk habitats.
According to FishWatch, about 70% to 85% of seafood consumed within the U.S. is imported from China, India, and Indonesia. Seafood production may be a global industry, and thus standardized practices can be difficult to maintain and enforce from country to country.
Companies engaged parturient abuses often engage in destructive or illegal fishing and have little regard for fishery management regulations," states Greenpeace on its website
Primarily a canned tuna company, Bumble Bee has made some sustainability efforts over the past few years. Notably, the brand developed sustainable packaging for its products.
You may want to think twice the next time you choose to consume eel. the most important wholesale distributor of eel meat in the U.S. with headquarters in Northern New Jersey, American Eel Depot, was recently exposed for smuggling species of eel.
A major seafood company in the U.S., Trident Seafoods isn't the most environmentally friendly producer when it comes to fishing practices. consistent with Seafood Source, Trident Seafoods was charged multiple times for wastewater violations
Owner of Tampa Bay Fisheries, Aqua Star, and Singleton Seafood, Red Chamber Group is one among the largest U.S. seafood companies. Unfortunately, the company's sustainability and labor policies are lacking.