Op-ed: Investigating Legitimacy in Sustainable Seafood Labels

Updated: Oct 3

By: Amanda Davidson

8 billion people need food, and globalization has presented societies with creative ways to supply it. The U.S. has adapted to a global food supply model where they trade imports for exports. However, international traceability and transparency of the origin of food, more specifically seafood, has proven to be a challenge. Competitive fisheries have damaged the oceanic ecosystem in a desperate effort to make profits off what remains of the biodiversity of species. According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), 61% of the world’s c