On October 12th 2009, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a sustainable seafood bill into law. The bill was the brain child of Mr. Bill Monning who worked alongside the famous Monterey Aquarium. The Aquarium is well know for its seafood watch program, in fact as we mentioned on our blog, you can download a printable sustainable seafood guide, and there is even an iPhone application for it!
The law will encourage sustainable fishing practices in the state of California and help fisherman to make a good living while protecting the ocean and help secure the welfare of the waters and the industry for years to come.
Hopefully other states accross the nation will follow California and Alaska’s leading on the great laws and regulations for sustainable seafood.