What is Sustainable Fisheries?
Is it possible to harvest and fish a sustainable fishery?
If you think it’s not possible to catch and eat an entire species of fish, think again.
It’s actually quite possible to do so, according to the Sustainable Fisheries Alliance, which is an organisation that seeks to promote sustainable fisheries management.
But while it’s possible to sustainably manage a fishery, it’s much harder to do it reliably and efficiently.
“It is challenging to sustain a sustainable fishing industry without resorting to unsustainable methods and practices,” the Sustainable Fish Alliance explains on its website.
“The Sustainable Fisheries Council of Australia has a working definition for sustainable fisheries and we have a number of guidelines for sustainable fishers, but the real challenge is maintaining and improving the quality of the fish, which can take time to do.”
The Alliance says that sustainable fisheries have to be managed on a global scale, with a focus on sustainability of the ocean and sustainability of species.
“Sustainable fisheries are fisheries where all the fish that are available, in abundance and in demand, are being caught and caught regularly,” the website says.
“This is what we are all striving towards.”
It’s important to note that this is just a general guide.
The sustainability of a fisherry depends on how many fish it can sustainably raise and how they’re managed.
“There are different levels of sustainability depending on the type of fishery you are trying to manage, but overall it is important to manage sustainable fisheries to make sure the fisheries are sustainable,” the organisation says.
A common approach to sustainable fisheries is to allow fish stocks to recover, and then to release them.
“If fish stocks recover and the fish are being released, they are more likely to be re-fished,” the Alliance says.
This process is known as ‘feeding restoration’, and it’s one of the main methods used by sustainable fisheries.
The aim is to let the fish return to their natural habitat.
However, it requires an additional layer of effort to make it work, which the Sustainable Fishing Council of Australasia warns is a challenge.
“Feed restoration is a complex process involving multiple species rearing and rehabilitation, stocking, release, and managing,” the group says.
For example, “rearing is the process whereby fish are raised to meet a specific level of body condition.
Rearing is also a process in which animals are bred to achieve certain levels of body weight and size, and released back into the wild.
Re-fishing is the removal of fish from the fish stock and re-introducing them back into it.”
Feed restoration has to be supported by both the management of the catch and release of the fishery,” it says.
“Fisheries must have a long term plan to ensure the sustainability of them over the long-run. “
We need to ensure that the fishing industry is sustainable in the long term,” the Seafood Council of Queensland warns.
“Fisheries must have a long term plan to ensure the sustainability of them over the long-run.
They also need to be sustainable for the future, in order to ensure there is enough sustainable seafood available to meet demand.”
So how do you sustainably harvest fish in the wild?
There are a few options to help you do this, the Seafight Council of Victoria says.
One is by using aquaculture, which involves growing fish from sea or lake water.
Another is by producing food that is naturally raised and then eating it.
“Aquaculture is one of many ways that sustainable fish are managed, such as through using organic, sustainable farming methods,” the council says.
It also advises that, “all fishery management practices should be based on science and sound science and be sustainable, such that the sustainability and sustainability impacts of fisheries management decisions are assessed and are mitigated.”
The Seafood Fisheries Council also warns that there’s no guarantee that the fishers you purchase will produce sustainable food, and there’s also a need to monitor their health.
“Fish are extremely sensitive to contaminants, such things as pollution and diseases, so monitoring fish and their health is vital,” the Council of the Seafaring Community of Australia says.
Finally, there’s the issue of environmental sustainability.
The Seafight Fisheries Council says that while some aquaculturists have tried to develop sustainable fish farming, it is not an option for the general public.
“At this stage, it would be inappropriate for the public to buy fish for food,” it states.
“As aquacultural farming continues to grow in Australia, it will become more and more difficult to sustain aquaciete farming.”
In the end, aquacination will be more sustainable than aquacicultural farming,” the Fisheries Council of New South Wales says.
So there’s plenty of opportunities for you to try out sustainable fishing on your own, and to have fun with it.
But it’s worth remembering that the Sustainable Food Alliance also encourages people to have a say in the future of the food they eat. “Consumers