Making seafood sustainable: merging consumption and citizenship in the United States


Alastair Iles


consumer pressure, policy gaps, regulation, seafood industry, seafood policies, seafood production


Science and Public Policy

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Policy Summary

This article provides recommendations for environmental and consumer groups and awareness campaigns around seafood production, regulated through consumption. For example, “by continuing to play the politics of citizenship, environmental groups could create pressure on production systems to operate more sustainably.” While the conclusions are around these campaigns, it points to gaps and opportunities to better regulate the seafood industry so as to not rely on consumer-end pressures for these fixes.

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