Good Seafood Guide launched

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A new project in Cornwall encouraging us all to eat more sustainable, locally-caught seafood has had its industry launch at Falmouth’s Harbour Lights Fish and Chip Restaurant.

The online Cornwall Good Seafood Guide has been produced by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, in partnership with the Cornish fishing industry and using the Marine Conservation Society’s sustainable seafood rating system.

The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide advisory board at yesterday's launch
The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide advisory board at yesterday’s launch

The Guide is packed with information on fish species and fishing methods, and even features a directory of where to purchase quality local seafood.

It is the product of almost two years of work, and is the most detailed local survey of sustainable fish in the UK. The new online guide aims to provide a user-friendly resource to encourage locals and visitors alike to buy Cornish.

Matt Slater from Cornwall Wildlife Trust said: “The Cornish fishing industry is something we should all be proud of, but knowing what fish to buy is a complicated issue. The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide is an incredible new resource that will constantly be updated so that consumers as well as those in the fishing and food industries can plainly see what’s best and most sustainable to eat.”