Because the Story Matters - National Seafood Month/The Party

by Olga Schafranek |

You've heard our story probably many times. We are proud of our sustainable, small batch, farm-to-table caviar. Farmed with integrity and produced without preservatives. We care for the fish, the environment, and our employees. But we don't share because we want show-off. We share because the story matters.

As partners of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, and as suppliers of fine seafood products, we have a responsibility to the community to keep them informed about where their food is coming from. People are becoming increasingly interested in the origins of their meat, their wine, their produce. Seafood is important, too. It goes beyond following a trend or indulging in some kind of luxury. Where food comes from, how it is produced, and how it gets to your plate affects the environment, affects our future, affects our bodies, and the livelihood of those involved in its creation.

October is National Seafood Month and we will be kicking it off with Cooking for Solutions "The Party" at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Saturday, October 1st. Special guest Nathan Lyon will be present along with over 60 restaurants, wineries, and breweries all celebrating practices in fishing and farming that promote healthy oceans and healthy lifestyles.

Chef Nathan Lyon

Did you know that in many cases there aren't "plenty of fish in the sea"? Irresponsible fishing methods are ruining supply, hurting different species, and even supporting slavery and child labor. It's important to ask your suppliers the right questions because mislabeling and a lack of regulation could keep you completely clueless to these detrimental practices. That's why the story really means something.

Celebrate National Seafood Month by educating yourself about sustainable and positive seafood choices. Visit the Seafood Watch website for the latest news, list of standards, FAQs, resources, recommendations and helpful apps. And make sure you enjoy some goods from the sea!

We hope to see our Monterey fans at the aquarium.

Na Zdorovye,