THE ‘SEASPIRACY’ EFFECT
If you haven’t watched Seaspiracy on Netflix, do it now to truly understand why alternative seafood is crucial for the planet. The controversial documentary explores the dark side of the global fishing industry and how the current overfishing of our oceans is just as bad for climate change as plastics in the water.
One of the solutions it recommended was obvious—stop eating seafood. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the nutrients that fish provide. As New Wave Foods co-founder explained in the documentary, the algae consumed by fish has all the nutrients so “why not go direct to the source?” (As Akua Kelp Jerky has done.)
And judging from the spike in Google searches for “vegan seafood” after the documentary hit #1 on Netflix, it’s clear there’s a real market for alt-fish. Beyond that, more and more consumers will demand change in how fish is caught and delivered and that means we will need more supply.