The Marine Conservation Society has released their Good Fish Guide 2019 to help Brits shop more sustainably when it comes to fish and seafood. With over-fishing, climate change and habitat loss causing many fish stocks to decline, it’s essential that we choose the right fish when doing our food shops to make sure we are not adding to the problem.
According to recent studies by MCS, 40% of assessed fish stocks in the waters around the UK are currently over-exploited from fishing. This means the region is set to fall short of many healthy sea targets next year.
When it comes to searching for sustainable seafood, it can often be a challenge knowing where to start. Some of the things to remember include…
- Trying something different
- Buy local, seasonal fish
- Find a local fishmonger where you can ask questions about the fish you are buying
- Ensure it’s line caught
- Check the label if you are buying it in a supermarket
- Choose organic
To help us shop sustainably when it comes to fish, the Marine Conservation Society has launched a newly-updated Good Fish Guide to outline the seafoods to look out for — and which ones we should be avoiding.