Fishing for Good
Protecting fish and the fishery way of life in Manitoba.
We’ve come together to keep fishing thriving in Manitoba.
Fish Forward is a partnership of provincial, national and international organizations—all working towards the goal of ensuring the sustainability of Manitoba’s fisheries.
Eco-certification makes things easier.
So much of the seafood available to us is shipped from faraway places, causing greenhouse gas emissions, or is produced in ways that risk collapsing entire ecosystems. With so many sustainability issues at play, it is becoming increasingly important for all of us to be making sustainable choices.
This is where eco-certification makes things a lot easier! Fish Forward supports fisheries in attaining MSC eco-certification so there are more sustainable options to choose from. Look for eco-certified fish to feel confident your dinner isn’t coming at the cost of the planet.
Consumers care about their fish being sourced sustainably.
Did you know becoming eco-certified can give your fishery access to new markets? Or fishing sustainably can increase stability in annual revenue by reducing the potential for fish stock collapse and diminished harvest levels? This is all in addition to the fact that becoming an eco-certified fishery means helping protect freshwater ecosystems for generations to come!
We all have a role to play in ensuring the sustainability of our fisheries.
While each organization has a unique role in ensuring a healthy fishing ecosystem in Manitoba, the sum of the partners represents something greater. Fish Forward invites anyone to get involved at any level, whether it means making a better choice in the grocery store or at a restaurant, choosing to pursue certification or simply searching out information on sustainable fishing.
The Benefits of
A PATHWAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS
Our goals are to:
INCREASE THE NUMBER OF MANITOBA FISHERIES THAT ARE ECO-CERTIFIED, OR UNDERGOING ECO-CERTIFICATION.
ENGAGE LOCAL BUSINESSES IN PROMOTING, SELLING AND CELEBRATING LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE FISH FROM FISH FORWARD FISHERIES.
PROVIDE CLEAR AND ACCURATE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES AND/OR PURSUING THIRD-PARTY ECO-CERTIFICATION IN MANITOBA.
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