To guide our selections, we rely on the Seafood Watch program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. From their website:
“Seafood Watch defines ‘sustainable seafood’ as seafood from sources, whether fished or farmed, that can maintain or increase production without jeopardizing the structure and function of affected ecosystems.”
LifeSource chooses to carry only wild species native to the Pacific Ocean. When seasonally available, we carry mostly Oregon native species like Halibut, Chinook Salmon, Sole, and Albacore Tuna, and occasionally including wild Hawaiian, Californian, and Alaskan species for variety.
As part of our buying practices, we ask our seafood suppliers questions regarding fishing methods, where the fish were caught and their perceptions of the health of the local stocks. Our efforts help assure we are able to enjoy plenty of wild fish in the future.