Destin, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
A new $119 million industry is taking the east coast by storm. The burgeoning aquaculture industry is redefining the way consumers get their seafood.
Chef Jekyll, one of the most acclaimed personal culinary chefs on the Emerald Coast panhandle of Northwest Florida advises his clientele on benefits of sustainable seafood and the promising industry of aquaculture.
The word “sustainable” is used in abundance these days. Many consumers strive to fully partake in the effort, especially when it applies to food. The definition truly means to have the ability to continue over the long term.
In the growing world of aquaculture (the farming of species that live in the water) these efforts are the basis of using land and water wisely, especially in terms of the foods they can produce. The hopeful outcome is harvesting foods in ways that consider the long-term vitality of harvested species and the well-being of oceans. The state of Delaware is looking to become the next state to adopt an aquaculture industry according to an April 22 article on the ABC-affiliate WMDT website. To read more: http://www.wmdt.com/story/22019853/inland-bays-group-to-navigate-bill-for-delaware-aquaculture.
Furthermore, a 2012 article written in the Christian Science Monitor, states that aquaculture stands as a potentially sustainable alternative, and recent innovations promise to enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of aquaculture while improving the lives of its fish farmers. Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2012/0328/Five-ways-to-make-aquaculture-more-sustainable.
While it may seem that aquaculture would be a good thing across the board, Chef Jekyll recommends that consumers who strive to buy organic investigate production methods and find out whether farming operations may be polluting nearby waters, or if they are using large amounts of wild fish as feed for farms. These practices would be detrimental to the environment and to the marine ecosystem as a whole. Some types of aquaculture, like shellfish farming, can actually be beneficial to the marine environment when practiced conscientiously.
As a private chef, Chef Jekyll has had the opportunity to educate his clients about the impact of the decisions made when purchasing foods. For more information please visit http://www.chefjekyll.com.
About the company:
Proprietor and Emerald Coast “native son” Carey Stegall – better known as Chef Jekyll – is a licensed personal culinary chef specializing in local seafood, Italian, and Southern Comfort cuisines and gourmet meals. Clients include private individuals, businesses and families in Destin and throughout the Emerald Coast region of Northwest Florida. Returning to Destin, Florida in 2011 after his career in the military, Chef Jekyll has cultivated the local roots that were planted here 35 years ago among the emerald seas and white sands. Inspired by his travels around the world and residence on three continents, this newly established entrepreneur has honed his culinary skills to a fine edge. Chef Jekyll also offers cooking demonstration parties, as a fun alternative to traditional cooking classes. For more information, please visit the website.