Increased demand is severely challenging our oceans. Seven of the top ten marine fisheries are now fully exploited or overexploited due to fishing and seafood farming practices that harm marine habitats and seafood supplies.
"The effort within the seafood industry to turn around overfishing, and protect seafood as a critical renewable resource, has the potential to be one of the greatest ecological success stories of our time," said Kerry Coughlin, Regional Director, Americas of the Marine Stewardship Council. "There are fisheries around the world operating sustainably, but a significant number still lack the impetus, commitment or scientific data needed to change. By taking a leadership role in creating a better environment through 100 percent contracted sustainable seafood sourcing, Sodexo will actively help to accelerate a global shift to sustainable fishing practices."