Profs & Pints: How to Pick Sustainable Seafood
Profs and Pints presents: How to Pick Sustainable Seafood, with David Shiffman, marine conservation biologist, environmental policy consultant, and adjunct professor at Arizona State University's Washington, D.C. Center.
Growing numbers of Americans are feeling concerned by the environmental impacts of their meals and looking to sustainable seafoods as healthy and eco-friendly choice for dinner. It can be incredibly difficult, however, to figure out what fish options are actually sustainable. Adding to the confusion, many of the leading figures and organizations offering advice disagree on what sustainable means and offering conflicting recommendations about the same species of fish. The Atlantic blacktip shark, for example, is listed as green/best choice by NOAA FishWatch and red/worst choice by the Environmental Defense Funds Seafood Selector. Some influential activists argue that no seafood is sustainable, and we should avoid it entirely.
Making matters worse is outright deception by seafood harvesters and sellers. Because no regulations govern what products deserve the label, some industry groups wrongly describe as sustainable seafood that is far from it. Some grocery stores out there sell extremely unsustainable products and even actively mislead people by greenwashing with false sustainability claims.
Dr. David Shiffman, who previously gave an enlightening Profs and Pints talk on sharks, returns to the Bier Baron to discuss the science of sustainable fisheries management and help clear the waters surrounding sustainable seafood consumption. He'll discuss the different definitions and standards for sustainable seafood, teach you how to read a sustainability label like a fisheries biologist, and challenge some of the most common misconceptions about sustainable seafood, overfishing, and ocean conservation. Youll learn how to avoid being misled by grocery stores and industry groups, and pick up tips and tricks for finding healthy, delicious seafood that is sustainable as well. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in.)
The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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