In Asia we have some of the richest, most diverse and productive fisheries in the world but our seafood resources are declining fast due to excessive and destructive fishing practices as well as coastal development. Hong Kong has a responsibility as the 10th largest importer of seafood globally, by value.
Having fished out our own waters, we now rely on imports to supply 90 % of our needs. In the 1950s, we imported only 10% of the seafood we ate. We must be responsible in our consumption of seafood if we are to sustain the resource for our children yet we are not.
In September 2016, we launched ChooseRightToday.org as the nexus for our sustainable seafood campaign. The site contains important information on what it means to purchase sustainably, eco labels and species we can still consume, as well as those we should avoid. It also covers the major branded supermarkets and a wide selection of restaurants, educating the consumer on where to buy and eat sustainable seafood.