Sustainable fishing is one whose practices can be maintained indefinitely without thereby reducing the capacity of the target species to maintain levels of healthy population and without having negative impacts on other species in the ecosystem by removing their food supplies, harm your environment physical or accidentally killing them (Greenpeace, Portugal).
The criteria for buying sustainable fish, are based on the minimum size set by European legislation – Reg. (EC) No 850/98 of the Council of 30 March and subsequent changes – are also provided for in national legislation, which contains a wide range of other species, through Ordinance No. 27/2001 , of 15 January, as amended by Decrees No 402/2002 of 18 April No. 1266/2004 of October 01, and No. 82/2011, of 22 February (DGRM). The stock has as the WWF Portugal as the source of information.
- JESUS, Dora (2011). Sea to Table: Secrets Revealed Fish and Seafood.
- Greenpeace Portugal: http://www.greenpeace.org/portugal/pt/O-que-fazemos/Campanha-Dos-Oceanos-Mercados-em-Portugal/que-significa-sustentavel/
- General Directorate of Natural Resources, Maritime Security and Services (dgrm): https://www.dgrm.mm.gov.pt/xportal/xmain?xpid=dgrm&xpgid=genericPageV2&conteudoDetalhe_v2=226023