Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pike Place Fish Market Wont Sell Steelhead

The Famous Pike Place Fish Market, an iconic Seattle fish seller in downtown's Pike Place Market has opted to stop selling wild steelhead. Wild steelhead are listed as threatened in 5 of Washington's 7 ESUs (Evolutionarily Significant Units) by NOAA, yet wild steelhead continue to be harvested in both sport and commercial fisheries. The move by the PPFM came after an outcry from the community asking that they not support these unsustainable fisheries on wild steelhead. This sort of action sends a clear message to managers and seafood suppliers that consumers will not support unsustainable fisheries with their dollars. Hopefully this is only the beginning as many restaurants and seafood stores around the region still sell wild steelhead. More information at their blog...

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