It’s no mystery that the world’s oceans are facing significant challenges. Overfishing, habitat loss, and climate change are just a few of the major issues affecting the open seas and all the life that depends on them. But the reality is that humans depend on healthy oceans too. Worldwide, people rely on the oceans to supply us with seafood, both as a healthy source of protein and as a source of income. That’s why Shedd is committed to supporting sustainable seafood — to protect the wild counterparts of the animals in our care and ensure future generations of humans have access to healthy, sustainable seafood.
Choosing sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood is one of the most direct actions you can take to help the very animals that bring you to Shedd and to protect the health of our oceans and lakes. That means purchasing seafood that is abundant and is caught or farmed in environmentally responsible ways. Each of us can be a culinary conservationist by supporting healthy oceans and abundant marine life through what we choose to put on our plates.