Sustainable Sushi 101

Every time you enter a sushi restaurant, simple ask: “Do You Serve Sustainable Seafood?”

Yes we agree, ‘sushi is love, sushi is life’ but have you ever thought about how your choice of sushi actually impacts the environment?  Now that we know some of the detrimental effects of overfishing, it’s important to re-think some of our everyday actions, such as seafood choices, in order to save the fish. 

Sustainable sushi is made from farmed or fished sources that can be maintained for future generations without jeopardising ecosystems. Unsustainable sushi can lead to concerns for the environment, economy and health.

Choosing sustainable sushi is one of the ways to stop overfishing, this choice can lead to the emergence of more sustainable sushi restaurants, responsible fisheries and stricter government regulations.

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Better Sushi choices include: 

These species are generally resilient to fishing pressure and are caught/farmed using techniques that have low environmental impacts. Some of these species may still have minor conservation concerns, but have been assessed to be a better seafood choice.

🍣  Salmon

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🍣  Mackerel

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🍣  Smelt Roe  (capelin)

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Sushi to avoid: 

Wild caught species in this group, whether Australian or imported, may be overfished or their capture heavily threatens our oceans.

🍙 Tuna (Especially Bluefin)

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🍙 Yellow Tail

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🍙  Shrimp

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🍙 Octopus

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Some sustainable sushi restaurants in Sydney include:

🎣 Fish & Co.

🎣  love.fish

🎣 Wasabi Warriors

 SIGN OUR PETITION TO BAN THE SUPER TRAWLER PERMANENTLY IN AUSTRALIA!

– A.K #error404fish 🐟

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6 thoughts on “Sustainable Sushi 101

  1. Can’t believe I’ve never thought about questioning the sustainability of sushi! I totally agree that sushi is life, but fish have lives too! Never even crossed my mind that tuna could be in the overfished category. That just means I’ll consider choosing salmon more, which is definitely not a problem. Thanks for the informative read 🙂

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  2. Wow!! Your suggestions are really handy. I really like Sushi but I never thought of the problem of sustainability. After reading your blog post, I swear I will not eat bluefin tuna anymore!

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  3. I absolutely love sushi and this is definitely an eye opening read, had no idea that shrimp and tuna were a problem of sustainability. Will definitely be more wary when ordering sushi next time.

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