Why is sustainable seafood good for… people?
Fish and seafood are an important source of protein and are often part of a balanced diet. For about 3 billion people worldwide – mostly in developing countries – fish and seafood are indispensable sources of protein.  Now is the time to sustainably secure these protein sources.
Yes, fish isn’t just tasty but also nutritious and healthy: just 150g can provide 50-60% of an adult’s recommended daily intake of protein. In 2010 fish constituted 16.7% of animal protein consumed globally but this quantity can make up to 50% in developing countries  – as fish is still a relatively cheap source of protein there – even for people living in poverty. 
Fish doesn’t only contain easily digestible, high value protein levels and a large quantity of essential amino acids: even its fat, containing so-called omega-3 fatty acids, has health benefits. It increases the elasticity of blood vessels in the human body. Some studies even claim that it can prevent heart attacks  and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. 
Fish will only stay a healthy food stuff for us in the future if we can, together, move global fishing into a sustainable relationship with this valuable commodity – and that’s not just for us here in Europe but also for people in developing countries where a high proportion of people are dependent on fish as both a livelihood and source of food. As a consumer, you can help by only buying sustainable fish and seafood products.
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 FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014. Rome. Page 22. http://www.fao.org/fishery/sofia/en
 FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014. Rome. Page 24. http://www.fao.org/fishery/sofia/en