Source: LA Times

Environmental groups and experts are asking more Americans to eat American-caught seafood amid quarantining.

“Fishermen need our help. By incorporating more seafood into our diets, we can support fishermen and coastal communities that depend on seafood harvesting as a way of life,” says Eric Schwaab, senior vice president for the Environmental Defense Fund’s oceans program, as reported by Los Angeles Times.

Closures following the coronavirus have heavily impacted fisheries that rely on exporting their catches and rely on coastal communities and restaurants to sell their fish.

Environmental groups note that though they have had opposing views with many fisheries in the country, the U.S. does have some of the most sustainable seafood in the world and by “seeking out domestically caught fish, Americans can support fishermen and the ocean during this difficult time.”

Read Full Story: LA Times

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Eat More American-Caught Seafood, Environmental Groups Urge

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