If you can consistantly enjoy Wild Sockeye Salmon or New Zealand Langostinos, then be grateful. Be grateful for all the farmed salmon and shrimp consumers who keep your price competitive enough to not make wild species a rare delicacy. We are fortunate to be able to continue enjoying wild caught foods - seafood is the last wild animal protein available for human consumption and we should enjoy it in conjunction with responsibly farmed seafood. All other animal proteins we consume are farm raised and seafood should not be villainized for achieving net benefits - we acknowledge there is still work to be done and are extremely optimistic that the industry will continue working tirelessly to ensure we are raising seafood in a sustainable, environmentally conscious manner.
Most wild seafood species are not growing but they are balancing out and some are resurging from overfishing. Illegal and under reported fishing (IUU) figures show that ‘pirated’ fish account for less than 7% of total harvest compared to almost 40% 10 years ago. You will find some eNGO’s that utilize this old information to drive their agenda and that is very unfortunate and damaging to the all the work that has been done by governments and industry in recent times. Wixter doesn’t align with any particular 3rd party sustainability organizations but we do support many of them - for the most part, they are all fairly similar and good for the industry; however they must find a way to consolidate and prevent confusing consumers through branding, and costing manufacturers too much money conducting their individual audit schemes.
Minimizes cost, improves sustainability. Period.
Being a frozen source, our carbon footprint is a significant improvement over fresh seafood. Local, when logical. Seafood comes from almost every country on the planet - in this sense, local is global when dealing in flash frozen products. The goal is to minimize carbon footprint and prolong shelf life. We absolutely love to promote local fresh water delicacies such as Walleye, Lake Perch, trout and smelt when they are in season and can be packaged properly.