Sustainable Seafood Initiative
Designed to promote the use of local and sustainable seafood in South Carolina’s restaurants.
Sustainable seafood refers to fish that are caught or farmed with consideration for the long-term viability of the species and for the ecological balance of the ocean. Awareness of the oceans and their importance to humans is increasing, but we continue to overfish certain species (removing too many fish from the water). We can choose seafood from local, sustainably managed fisheries to minimize our impact on the environment.
Overfishing Hurts More Than Fish
When a species is overfished it cannot replace individuals as quickly as we remove them and the population shrinks. Depleted fisheries become less profitable and that impacts fishermen and local economies. The Sustainable Seafood Initiative encourages partner restaurants to serve local, seasonal seafood. Click to view our seasonal seafood availability chart.
Buy Local Seafood – Your Commitment is Key
When you buy local, responsibly caught seafood, you’re supporting the local economy and sustainable seafood.
If you have a question about sustainable seafood, please contact us at email@example.com.
Take your Seat at our Sustainable Seafood Dinner Series
Join the Sustainable Seafood Initiative at our monthly dinner series. Each month, a different partner restaurant hosts a multi-course sustainable seafood dinner, complete with wine or beer pairings. The dinners are prepared with a side of education from our Sustainable Seafood Initiative staff. Dinners fill up quickly, please check the calendar in advance and call the host restaurant to make your reservations.
To become a Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Partner, complete our Membership Form.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about sustainable seafood, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about sourcing and selling sustainable seafood, visit fishchoice.com.