In support of National Pescatarian Month, we are highlighting the reduced environmental impact of seafood to provide another reason to Go Pescatarian and add seafood to your diet 2-3 times a week.
While the production of seafood does involve the use of natural resources, seafood has a low environmental impact when compared to other protein options. In fact, wild-caught fish actually have a lower CO2 impact per serving than several plant-based proteins, such as soy. The below chart from the World Resources Institute shows the environmental impact and cost of protein sources per serving.
As seen from the chart, canned seafood provides one of the lowest CO2 impacts per serving compared to other protein options (while also being delicious!). This is just another reason to try the pescatarian diet, especially if you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint while also fulfilling your nutrition goals.
Looking for some inspiration? Try some pescatarian friendly recipes on our featured recipe page.