University of Washington Sustainable fisheries X Valentine Thomas

Humans have been fishing for over 40,000 years. To this day, seafood is crucial to good nutrition and a healthy eating pattern (source) and an estimated 3 billion people on earth depend on it to survive (source). Are there problems within the seafood industry? Oh yes. Plenty of them. Just as there are plenty of […]

Let’s Talk Fishing Methods

If you’re new to my blog, please take a look at a previous article that you can find HERE. This describes the generally agreed upon framework for “sustainable seafood” and whether such a concept can exist at a commercial scale. You probably also know that I believe “sustainability” is also subjective – informed by personal experiences, […]

MSC Interview

NOTE *I received no compensation from the MSC and am a completely independent party.* I’ve had the chance to go visit some of the MSC certified fisheries in the Western Central Pacific Ocean in the past. As a skeptic by nature, I went with a suspicious mind and was transparent that if I observed anything […]

What is sustainable seafood and does it exist on a commercial scale?

By guest writer Peter Adama, Seafood Watch, Lusamerica Fish stocks play a vital role in food security, providing nutrition and a source of income for billions of people. The livelihoods of 10-12 percent of the world’s population – that’s over 870 million people – depend on fisheries and aquaculture. And over three billion people worldwide […]


From the film director of Vegan and the creators of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, on Wednesday March 24th Netflix released the highly controversial fiIm Seaspiracy which is now ranked #6 in the U.S. today. In its own words the film is intended to start a “movement to save our seas and uncover the leading cause of marine destruction” – commercial fisheries. […]


As I see the bullet enter the deer’s heart, a lot of emotions are running through my mind. My heart is racing and I can feel my pulse in my temples. It’s the first land animal I have ever killed.  Q&A conducted by Ambassador Valentine Thomas & Atlantic Sapphire Human societies face the enormous challenge of having to provide […]