Now then as some of you know I love a tin of tuna, being the gourmet chef I am!!! However, I do worry about buying it given the process of over fishing and the negative impacts on the wider marine environment that sourcing this product can cause. So I was really happy to see a while back now that Harris Farm were stocking tins of a variety of fish that have been either been line caught or come from sustainable fisheries.
The good news is that now both Woolworths and Coles have also wised up to the fact that more and more consumers are trying to buy responsibly and have said they are going to take steps to ensure they can provide fish which is sourced from sustainable fisheries.
Coles has announced it will be working with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to evaluate their fresh seafood products and will seek advice on sourcing fish on a sustainable basis (not sure yet what this means in terms of what will be on shelf).
Woolworths on the other hand are going to be working with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to introduce both a canned tuna and salmon product which will have the MSC blue tick of approval, be sure to keep an eye out for it.
I know this is just a small step, but the fact that our two major supermarkets in Australia are starting to think about the adoption of sustainable policies should be encouraged, and the best way to do that is to buy the product.