Sustainable Fish

Conquer your fears about farmed fish

By Lorraine Gallagher, Market Development Manager, UK and Ireland, Aquaculture Stewardship Council With Hallowe’en just around the corner, it’s our seasonal mission here at the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) to help hospitality professionals overcome their fears and misconceptions about farmed fish.   Whilst aquaculture – the practice of seafood farming – has unfortunately suffered from …

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Award-winning young chefs shaping our food future

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Since 2010 San Pellegrino has been promoting a global talent platform for chefs under the age of 30, in the shape of its Young Chef Academy. We’re thrilled that for the second time we’re judging submissions for the Social Responsibility Award, having devised the criteria in 2019 for the …

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National Food Strategy: the giant omelette that breaks no eggs

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association After what seemed like an age, the government finally published its National Food Strategy for England. Publication has been greeted with the full range of food metaphors – none of them flattering: flat as a pancake or thin gruel. Take your pick.  The strategy followed the two reports published by …

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Why The Rose blooms in the Garden of England

Abigail Englefield, Project Manager, One Planet Plate Known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent has an abundance of produce available on its doorstep, and Executive Chef Nuno Mendes and Head Chefs Luke Green and David Gadd’s menu at The Rose in Deal celebrates just that. They have an ever-changing menu designed to champion locally, available …

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Want a better food future? Choose a One Planet Plate

By Abigail Englefield, One Planet Plate Project Manager Now, more than ever what we eat and where we get our food matters. Whether we are reducing our carbon footprint, protecting depleted fish stocks, supporting local businesses or eating seasonal produce or clamping down on food waste. Food presents us with multiple ways to make a …

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Spirit of sustainability shines through in San Pellegrino Young Chefs

By Tom Tanner We were thrilled when San Pellegrino approached us back in 2019 to help them create a new award. For the 2019 edition, they appointed us as the sustainability partner for its Young Chefs programme and asked us to create a new Social Responsibility category. The award sits alongside the programme’s other awards, raises …

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Making sustainable seafood the only option – there’s an app for that

By Jack Clarke, Sustainable Seafood Advocate, Marine Conservation Society Seaspiracy, the recently released Netflix feature-length documentary, raised a lot of issues that shocked many. Sadly, for most of us at the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), these issues were far from new. We launched the Good Fish Guide over 20 years ago to help businesses and …

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To eat fish or not to eat fish, that’s the wrong question

AUTHOR: Agatha Georgiou As a Marine Biologist myself, nothing in the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy was new or novel to me and highlighted issues I have been researching well before they became mainstream. However, I still found it extremely difficult to watch as it had no helpful messages for consumers apart from ‘don’t eat fish’ and …

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Ride the blue wave of sustainable seafood

By Seth McCurry, Commercial Manager, Marine Stewardship Council Last year, as millions of Brits tuned into the BBC’s Blue Planet, the ocean was once again at the forefront of public consciousness. From plastic pollution to overfishing, we have never been more aware of the threats to the world’s largest ecosystem than we are today. In …

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Shark alert: check what’s really in your fish and chips

Cathy Hobbs, University of Exeter   Many shark populations are threatened with extinction. They constitute one of the most endangered groups of vertebrates, a quarter of which even rival that of the rhino in terms of conservation status.  In response, numerous conservation measures have been applied in an attempt to halt the decline of endangered …

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