Better knowledge of where and how your seafood is produced will allow you to identify any information gaps, assess how sustainable (or not) your fish dishes are, and take action to improve sustainability over time.
Specific information to collect and monitor over time includes:
This information will help you understand more about your fish and work out the sustainability ratings according to leading conservation organisations (e.g. the Marine Conservation Society).
Further information, not necessarily key to sustainability but that can help you understand your supply, could include:
Talking to your supplier is important in gathering together this information, however knowing the right questions to ask, and what the answers really mean, can be tricky. Use this handy Seafood Audit Template, complete with instructions, to help you and your supplier pull together key information on the seafood you buy.