Sustainability

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Marsh Signature Seafood is certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Sustainable means that fish populations are not overfished, which poses a serious threat to some ocean species. Fishermen that supply Marsh do their work in ways that insures fish populations will survive and thrive. When you purchase Marsh Signature Seafood, you can feel good knowing we’re doing what’s safest for you, for the fish and for our environment.

Even with fish farming, sustainability is still a concern. Not only can a poor farm operation harm the fish growing there, but it can also harm other fish in that region of the sea.

“Even the farms we buy from have sustainability programs,” says Mike Miller, vice president of Marsh meat and seafood. This includes a major supplier in Norway. Fish raised there are grown in deep, cold fjord waters, in floating pens 150 feet in diameter and 100 feet deep—enough to accommodate about 100,000 fish. “That may sound like a lot, but you cannot crowd these fish or they will not do well,” Mike says. The harvest is Atlantic salmon, which is rich in protein and has almost as many omega-3 fatty acids as wild salmon. Studies have shown that this healthful substance may lower triglycerides and reduce the risk of heart attack, abnormal heartbeat and stroke in people who have heart disorders, according to a Mayo Clinic report.

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