Pescatores is moving forward, into the future, with a focus on fresh, sustainable food. Our new fresh sheets will be designed to showcase the best, sustainable seafood available in Victoria. We are concerned not only with the quality of ingredients and product we deliver to our guests, but with our impact on the eco-system, as well. You can actually taste the difference.
Here’s what we’ve learned about changing our perspective, we hope you’ll join us.
“The movement towards sustainable seafood is about solutions for our oceans. Choosing sustainable seafood is a simple and effective action that you can take every time you eat at a restaurant or buy seafood. Whether you are an individual shopping for your family, a chef buying for your restaurant, or a supplier sourcing from fishing communities, your choices count. Voting with your wallet sends a strong signal to government and industry leaders, telling them that you support responsible stewardship of our natural marine resources.”
Overfishing is the greatest threat to our oceans today. The world’s marine life is quickly being depleted. An estimated 90% of all large, predatory fish are already gone from the world’s oceans. A recent scientific study predicted a world-wide fisheries collapse by 2048. The only solution is to turn back from the brink, and to begin consuming seafood in a sustainable manner.
Sustainable seafood can be defined as species that are caught or farmed in a way that ensures the long-term health and stability of that species, as well as the greater marine ecosystem.
Categories that determine ocean friendly fish:
1. Abundant and resilient to fishing pressures
2. Well managed with a comprehensive management plan based on current research
3. Harvested in a method that ensures limited by-catch on non-target and endangered species
4. Harvested in ways that limit damage to marine or aquatic habitats and negative interactions with other species
Suppliers and Product for current menu fresh sheet:
Albion – Grey Cod, Arctic Char, Hokaido Scallops
Sysco – Naturally raised Spring Salmon
**We try to use products/fish that are only in season or retain the seafood friendly choice from the guidelines listed above.