Merchant’s Garden announces today a formal partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, committing to serve only seafood caught or farmed in ocean-friendly ways.
“We want to make fresh seafood available in the desert and we want to do it as sustainably as possible” – Chaz Shelton Co-Owner
Seafood Watch empowers consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans. Using science-based, peer reviewed methods, Seafood Watch assesses how wild-caught and farmed seafood affect the environment and provides recommendations indicating which items are Best Choices, Good Alternatives, and which ones to Avoid.
As a Seafood Watch business partner, Merchant’s Garden pledges to serve only seafood rated a Best Choice or Good Alternative and to educate its customers, suppliers and employees about sustainability issues.
By partnering with Seafood Watch, Merchant’s Garden reflects its awareness about growing public concern with how our seafood choices affect the world’s fish populations and the impact of seafood production on ocean health. Merchant’s Garden patrons can be confident its menu selections come from ocean-friendly sources.
Seafood Watch science is referenced by more than 1,000 businesses at 150,000 locations world-wide to help inform their purchasing decisions. Merchant’s Garden joins hundreds of partners entering into an official partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch and actively working with its Business Outreach program to help shift the market toward environmentally responsible fisheries and aquaculture operations.