VP Wellness & Sustainability Suzanne Landry Shows How Everyone Can Make an Impact

Billions of people around the world rely on seafood as a part of their diet, yet the world’s natural supply can’t keep up with the demand. Supporting sustainable seafood and keeping our oceans healthy and safe has been a leading initiative under Eurest’s Food with Purpose wellness and sustainability platform.

“We are constantly learning more about the current state of our oceans and the immense impact we can have on driving responsible sourcing throughout the industry. It is imperative that we do our part to preserve the health of our oceans for future generations,” said VP of Wellness and Sustainability Suzanne Landry.

Suzanne grew up fishing with her dad along the Massachusetts Bay and harvesting hard shell clams called quahogs with her mom, which made an impact on how she views the way our nation’s waterways and its wildlife are treated.

“Spending time on the water is a family tradition that I have loved for as long as I can remember, and it’s where my passion stems from,” she said.

Having global sustainable fishing and farming methods is key to avoiding over farming and extinction and to protect habitats. Suzanne gave us a window into her world, showing us how she also practices sustainable sourcing when harvesting quahaugs and oysters near her New England home.

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OUR SEAFOOD CHOICES MATTER.

Suzanne models sustainable shellfishing through staying informed about her local town rules on species size, location and quantity of harvest to maintain healthy levels of seafood. Likewise, Eurest follows science-based seafood recommendations from our industry partner, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, so our chefs can purchase Best Choice (green) and Good Alternative (yellow) rated seafood from a sustainable supply chain.

Every time we (or you!) choose to purchase or eat seafood, we can protect ocean resources and ensure a long-term supply of seafood in our global waters.

Here’s how you can get involved:

– Help us tell suppliers, markets and restaurants that sourcing environmentally responsible seafood products matters to you. When you shop and buy sustainable seafood, you can vote with your wallet for a healthier ocean. The industry responds to what consumers buy and over-time this can lead to positive change.

– For a list of responsible selections, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Consumer Guides or download the Seafood Watch app so you can easily access it when you’re shopping for seafood.

– Buying seafood that carries independent certification ecolabels can also help support the protection of ecosystems as well as workers. While shopping, look for products that have the MSC label on wild-caught seafood and ASC label on responsibly farmed aquaculture products. 

DID YOU KNOW?

 Wild-caught fish is not the only sustainable option. Farm raised seafood can be sustainably managed. In fact, aquaculture or fish farming helps mitigate the impact on wild fisheries.

– Reduce, reuse and recycle. Wherever you can, reduce your use of single use packaging; be mindful and only take what you need to conserve resources and recycle. Contact your waste hauler and find out where your trash ends up and what gets actually recycled so you know what part of your waste ends up in the landfill. This can be the first step to bring awareness of how much of what we consume gets thrown away.

– Reduce food waste. Me mindful of your carbon footprint: all of the resources that are expended along the food supply chain to bring food to your kitchen. Whatever you can do to reduce how much food you throw out can go a long way to help decreasing the expenditure of our earth’s resources.