Eden joins sustainable seafood drive

By Cornish Times in Environment

The Eden Project has joined Nathan Outlaw, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant, St Austell Brewery and more than 70 other local businesses pledging to help towards healthy seas and support sustainable fisheries by joining Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.

An eco label has been produced – the recommended symbol – which can be used by supporters to show consumers the seafood they are being offered is sustainable.

The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide has been produced by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Cornish fishing industry. It is packed with information on fish and fishing methods to help consumers see what’s currently in-season and most sustainable to eat.

The guide also features seafood recipes, a directory of where to purchase local seafood and a series of ‘meet the fishermen’ videos.

The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide can be found online at www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk

Local businesses across Cornwall are now being encouraged to become supporters of the project.

The Wildlife Trust says it has support ranging right across the industry including beachside cafes, fish and chip shops and fishmongers. 

Matt Slater, marine awareness officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said: ‘The Cornish fishing industry is something we should all be proud of but knowing what fish to buy can be a complicated issue.

‘Having the support of local restaurants and fish sellers gives people the confidence that they will be offered ‘good’ seafood choices by these businesses.

 ‘This in turn promotes demand for sustainably-caught Cornish fish, and helps make the future that bit more secure for both fish stocks and our inshore fishermen.’

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