March 30, 2015 at 9:15 am by Sarah
Commits to Serving Only Ocean-Friendly Seafood
Un-Cruise Adventures announces today a formal partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, committing to serve only seafood caught or farmed in ocean-friendly ways. This is the first cruise line to partner with the nationally respected consumer education initiative.
“We’re committed to serving sustainable seafood across our fleet of yachts and small ships,” said Dan Blanchard, CEO of Un-Cruise Adventures. “It’s the right thing to do, and we believe our guests will agree.”
Seafood Watch empowers consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans. Using science-based, peer reviewed methods, Seafood Watch assesses how wild-caught and farmed seafood affect the environment and provides recommendations indicating which items are “Best Choices,” “Good Alternatives,” and which ones to “Avoid.”
As a Seafood Watch business partner, Un-Cruise Adventures pledges to serve only seafood rated a “Best Choice” or “Good Alternative” and to educate its customers, suppliers and employees about sustainability issues.
“Seafood Watch is proud to welcome Un-Cruise Adventures as its newest partner,” says Seafood Watch Director Jennifer Dianto-Kemmerly. “Working together is critical to help create healthy and abundant oceans that will continue to supply us with food, help regulate our climate, and provide a livelihood for millions of people.”
By partnering with Seafood Watch, Un-Cruise Adventures reflects its awareness about growing public concern with how seafood choices affect the world’s fish populations and the impact of seafood production on ocean health.
Un-Cruise Adventures operates a fleet of eight vessels carrying 22-88 guests on adventure and river cruises in Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Hawaii, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Costa Rica and Panama. To book or to request additional information, contact your travel agent at USA River Cruises: 800-578-1479.