THAILAND: At our fished ends

Greenpeace’s new Sustainable Seafood App aims to create better informed consumers.

With 2,600km of coastline, Thailand has always been blessed by its vast supply of seafood. But when it comes to knowledge about the supposed abundance of our sea, most of us are clueless. “Our local seafood lovers do not pay much attention to how fish and other seafood products are caught. Most of us don’t care about which type of fishing gear and boats are being used by fishermen. Sometimes, we don’teven know the names of the fish and that the fishing process involves the use of chemical substances to keep the catch fresh,” says Supaporn Anuchiracheeva, representative of the Earth Net Foundation, which runs a project selling certified organic seafood from small-scale fishermen.

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