- Why sustainable seafood?
- For industry
- For consumers
One in five fish landed are estimated to be caught illegally.
With little or no regulation on traceability, illegally caught seafood can easily enter Hong Kong and become indistinguishable from legally sourced seafood.
As an example, the majority of South African dried abalones imported into Hong Kong are likely to be sourced illegally. Even the CITES listed and Endangered Humphead Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), illegal trade is frequently reported. In shark fin trade, fins of protected species are hardly distinguishable from those of non-protected species.
Protect the reputation of your business and safeguard our ocean’s health by sourcing traceable, sustainable seafood.
By sourcing sustainably, you can protect your business’ reputation by making sure that your seafood is properly labelled, legally sourced, and does not contain artificially-added harmful substances.
By sourcing sustainably, you can also take part in protecting fragile fishery resources for future generations.