Posted on 26th February 2019 by Media Relations
WE ARE SO EXCITED to announce that for the second year in a row, Taronga’s Seal Show has won the MSC Oceania 2019 Wave of Change - Public Engagement Award! The Wave of Change Awards recognise organisations for going above and beyond to protect the future of our oceans by promoting sustainable seafood and are selected based on three criteria: impact on market, leadership and communication.
The biggest congratulations of all goes to our Marine Mammal Team, who deliver this educational experience to our guests every day! Each time our keepers take to the stage for the Seal Show they aim to engage and inspire action for the sustainability of our oceans. You can see it for yourself everyday at 11am and 2pm (as well as 1pm on weekends).
The Wave of Change Awards pave the way for Sustainable Seafood Week, which takes place between 11-17 March 2019. The event is dedicated to celebrating certified fisheries, retailers, chefs and restaurants who support MSC’s mission to ensure sustainable seafood for future generations.
About the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation. Their vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Their ecolabel and certification program recognises and rewards sustainable fishing practices and is helping create a more sustainable seafood market.
The MSC blue fish tick on a seafood product means that:
- It comes from a wild-catch fishery which has been independently certified to the MSC’s science-based standard for environmentally sustainable fishing, and
- It’s fully traceable to a sustainable source.
More than 350 fisheries in over 35 countries are certified to the MSC’s Standard. These fisheries have a combined annual seafood production of around 10 million metric tonnes, representing 12% of global marine wild catch. Over 30,000 seafood products worldwide carry the blue MSC label.