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The Good Fish Guide makes choosing sustainable fish easy

By Email author - Thu, 26 May 2011 11:33:00 GMT
The Good Fish Guide makes choosing sustainable fish easy

It can be overwhelming keeping up with all the changes needed to support a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future, but the Marine Conservation Society has made it a little bit easier for you to choose fish caught using sustainable methods with their pocket Good Fish Guide.

Speaking from experience, I know finding fish from well-managed stocks is sometimes difficult, but if we're to see a change in our fisheries, it is up to us, the consumers, to supply the demand for sustainably caught fish.

Currently, almost 80% of world fish stocks are fully or over exploited from fishing; with a percentage that high, it is vital for change to start happening now. The Good Fish Guide is an excellent reference to keep on you at the fish counter, or while dining out.

The website also serves as a great resource for fish information (such as labeling and catch methods), recipes, and even information on eating abroad.

If you'd like to know what else you can do to promote a sustainable future in the fishing industry, then have a look at this outline of great tips from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK Charity for seas, shores and wildlife. To see the details on each tip, you can check out their page on how to get involved.

1. Be better informed

2. Check our detailed sustainability ratings

3. Carry an MCS pocket guide

4. Spread the word

5. Variety is the spice of life

6. Choose fish caught using methods with lower environmental impact

7. Look at labeling

8. Look for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) logo

9. Choose Organic

10. Avoid eating deepwater fish and sharks

To download your own Good Fish Guide and help the Marine Conservation Society help spread awareness of the future of our fisheries, visit their page here.