At Eating with the Ecosystem our mission is to promote a place based approach to sustaining New England's wild seafood, through healthy habitats, flourishing food webs, and short, adaptive supply chains.
Ecosystems are places. Eating with the Ecosystem harnesses the momentum of the local foods movement to craft a holistic approach to sustaining these places and the wild seafood they produce. In contrast to conventional species-based approaches to sustaining seafood, which define sustainability in terms of the stocks and yields of specific commercialized fish species, our place-based approach defines sustainability in terms of the integrated resilience of local ecosystems and the people who depend on them. It recognizes that we live in an era of rapid environmental change, and promotes a notion of sustainable marketing that mimics ecosystem rhythms and nurtures positive feedback loops between seafood lovers and seafood habitats.