Kazumi believes in sustainability. We use only sustainably sourced fish caught by ethical means. From above, it may seem that there is plenty of fish in the sea, but dive beneath the surface and it's a different story. Overfishing, lack of effective management, and our own consumption habits are just a few factors contributing to a decline in wild fish populations. Evidence of these problems abounds.
In just the past decade, Atlantic populations of halibut and yellowtail flounder joined this list of species at all-time lows. The cod fishery, once a backbone of the North Atlantic economy, collapsed completely in the early 1990s and has shown little evidence of recovery two decades later. The breeding population of Pacific bluefin tuna is now at only four percent of its original size and decline will continue without significant, immediate management changes.
Other harmful effects of fishing—some of which are preventable with modifications to gear—also impact the ocean, including the accidental catch of unwanted species (bycatch) and habitat damage from fishing gear. Because the ocean seems so vast and its resources limitless, the threats of overfishing are often "out of sight, out of mind," but overfishing issues are not just for future generations to bear; they're very real problems threatening our current seafood supply and the health of our ocean. The good news is that there is much we can do—if we act now. Keeping this in mind we are very careful as to the choices we make when sourcing our fish. So rest assured when you order sushi from Kazumi you are doing your part to keep fishing sustainable for future generations. Kazumi also cares about the environment and where we live as well. So we only use compostable to-go containers.