Over two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered with water. Despite all that ocean, consumer demand and ecologically devastating fishing practices have led to a global crisis for certain species and their habitat. Fortunately, the collective efforts of independent family fishermen, chefs, distributors and agencies such as the Marine Stewardship Council and the Monterey Bay Aquarium are working to halt the exploitation of wild fish populations and habitat worldwide. They’ve implemented infrastructure, consumer guidelines and labeling practices that support sustainable fisheries, ensuring they’re managed in a way that protects the diversity of the ecosystem and fisheries habitats. For consumer guidelines for sustainable seafood, go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch site SeafoodWatch.org or the Marine Stewardship Council website MSC.org.