Sustainably Caught Fish Now on Dartmouth's Menu

If you dine at the Class of 1953 Commons, you can now choose fish caught in a way that does not deplete stocks or harm marine habitats. Just look for a little blue oval icon on the menu, identifying the fish as sustainably harvested.  

The seal of approval comes from the Marine Stewardship Council, an international nonprofit organization that, according to its website, “recognizes and rewards efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.” To be given the MSC label, seafood must be caught by a responsible fishery—one that leaves enough fish in the sea to allow stocks to be reproduced; harvests the fish in a way that protects the larger marine ecosystem; and, through management practices, safeguards the resource and the livelihoods that depend on it.

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