Join with Greenpeace to call on the Government to label our fish

 

What’s happening?

Australians want to buy sustainable, locally caught fish. While most of us think we’re eating Australian seafood, about 72% of what we eat is imported. Around the globe many fish stocks are declining. Poor practices in some fisheries are threatening fish species, destroying habitats and undermining workers’ rights. Consumer health is at risk. For example some shark species contain high levels of mercury, but because of poor labelling people eat it unaware of the consequences. Australia’s weak seafood labelling laws mean we’re eating in the dark.

“Australia’s seafood labelling laws are weak. We should know what fish we’re eating, where it’s from and how it was caught.” Matthew Evans, Chef

Greenpeace’s efforts

Citizens of the European Union already enjoy clear seafood labelling. With better labelling we’ll be able to choose sustainable seafood that’s good for our health and good for our oceans. The Label My Fish Campaign is designed to see new Australian laws requiring more complete and accurate information on seafood labels, in particular; what species of fish it is; where it is from and; how it was caught or farmed.

“Giving consumers more information about what fish they’re buying and eating will help our oceans and local fishers.” – Heidi & Pavo Walker, Walker Seafoods Australia

Supporting Greenpeace

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

How you can help

Join with Greenpeace to campaign for accurate labels on our fish.

Tell the Federal Government: I want to know what seafood I am eating – and demand accurate labelling. Send your message today:

“I do not want to purchase seafood which might be unhealthy, caught or farmed using unsustainable fishing methods, or produced under unacceptable labour and human rights conditions. I am also keen to buy local seafood, which in turn supports Australian fishers and their local communities.

Please develop effective laws which require labelling of:

  • what fish it is
  • where it was caught
  • how it was caught or farmed.”

http://labelmyfish.com/

 

 

 

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