Celebrate Earth Day: Save Seafood
Eating Sustainably-Sourced, All-Natural Seafood is Good for You and Good for the Earth
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating a variety of seafood at least twice a week to maintain a healthy heart. But that recommendation presents a problem. If everyone were to eat a mere 39 pounds of seafood per year, seafood could quickly become a scarce natural resource.
Overfishing – catching fish faster than they can reproduce – is a potential threat to our environment. Only so many fish swim in the sea. So what can be done to protect this valuable resource? One practical solution is to support sustainably-sourced seafood.
Sustainable seafood is fished or farmed in ways that protect the existence and health of the species and the surrounding ecosystem. “If the seafood industry and consumers who purchase seafood give high priority to sustainability, we will have sufficient resources through aquaculture (farmed seafood) and wild-caught seafood to meet the increased demand that eating seafood twice a week requires,” said
One way consumers can quickly determine if seafood is sustainable is by looking for sustainability seals on the fresh or packaged seafood that they purchase in grocery stores. When these seals are present, they can be assured that they are making responsible seafood choices.
WorldCatch uses two such seals on their sustainably-certified products. The first seal, from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), is a blue ecolabel with the diagram of a fish. It identifies sustainable, wild-caught seafood. The second seal, from the Aquaculture Certification Council (ACC), is a blue circular label that is found on farmed seafood that conforms to the “Best Aquacultural Practices.”
WorldCatch frozen seafood offers a win-win proposition. They aim to use sustainable seafood sourcing practices and their ready to cook products are delicious. The company’s line-up of all-natural, easy-to-prepare, chef-inspired seafood products includes Salmon Burgers, Shrimp Scampi, Coconut Shrimp, and Crab Cakes.
“Americans are increasingly appreciating seafood’s inherent health benefits, like lean protein and Omega-3′s,” said Miller. “Frozen seafood offers the benefit of longer shelf life than fresh. And, WorldCatch products offer greater convenience and value than plain seafood because they are already sauced or seasoned, which means shoppers don’t have to find and purchase recipe ingredients. Products come ready to cook right from the package.”
In honor of
Aloha Salmon Burgers Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1 package MSC Certified WorldCatch Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers (SeaPak Salmon Burgers may be substituted) 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 1 small can pineapple slices, drained 4 slices red onion 4 slices Swiss cheese (if desired) 4 leaves green leaf lettuce 4 hamburger buns Directions PREHEAT grill to medium-high heat. GRILL salmon burgers according to package directions brushing periodically with teriyaki sauce. Grill pineapple slices until slightly browned and warmed through. Remove both from grill. Lightly toast hamburger buns on grill. PLATE by placing salmon burger on toasted bun and topping with pineapple slice, lettuce, onion and Swiss cheese. SERVE immediately.
About WorldCatch and Rich Products Corporation:
WorldCatch is the first company to offer an all-natural brand of value-added seafood. It is a subsidiary of Rich Products Corporation, the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and a leading supplier and solutions-provider to the retail, food service, and in-store bakery marketplaces. With more than 7,200 employees worldwide, Rich Products Corporation annually sells
The Consumer Brands Division of Rich Products, located on
In addition to WorldCatch, other brands in the portfolio managed by the Consumer Brands Division of Rich Products include SeaPak, the maker of the nation’s #1 selling retail shrimp brand within the frozen specialty category; Farm Rich, delicious appetizers that include the #1 selling cheese sticks in the country; Casa