Seafood Guide nets support and two awards
Posted on: 13th December 2016
Are you confused about what seafood you should or shouldn’t eat? People are hungry for information as the success of Cornwall Good Seafood Guide shows!
Since being launched in April 2015 the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide website has attracted huge audiences with over 93,000 page views to date, proving that people want help making good seafood choices and that they care about our fishing industry and its sustainability. On top of this the number of businesses supporting the project has grown to a current total of 70 and the project has won two awards for its work!
Cornwall Good Seafood Guide has been produced by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, in partnership with the Cornish seafood industry and the Marine Conservation Society, to help to promote market demand for local, sustainably caught fish and support initiatives to develop a sustainable future for fish stocks and fishermen. The website brings together a huge amount of information on Cornwall’s fish and fishing industry, and it also includes recipes, and a directory of businesses to help us all source and enjoy good seafood more easily.
As well as helping educate the public and those in the seafood industry, the project has created a powerful brand which is being used by our supporters to highlight sustainable Cornish seafood.
The Trust’s marine team are delighted to have received recognition for the work of Cornwall Good Seafood Guide at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards in December where they were awarded ‘Best Contribution to Cornwall’s Brand through Sustainability’.
Adding to the achievements, in November last year Matt Slater of Cornwall Good Seafood Guide impressed an audience of business people at a ‘Dragons den’ style event called FISH, held at Rick Steins Fistral, with a winning business pitch that netted the project £500 cash. Matt Said: “It was great to tell people about this project that I feel so passionate about. People really want to support the fishing industry but don’t want to be harming the environment. This project provides guidance on how to achieve both and it really captured the votes of the audience.”
In 2017 we hope to continue to add to our list of supporters and to continue to provide up to date information to the public to help them make good choices! Look out for us at seafood festivals and events all around the county including the Looe Festival of the Sea – 4th June, Fowey Royal Regatta 15th August, Newlyn Fish Festival, the Falmouth Oyster festival and the Padstow Christmas festival. Also look out on our facebook page for lots more events, news and cooking demos! @Cornwallgoodseafoodguide
For more information on Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, please see www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk
Thanks to all our supporters!
Restaurants- Fifteen Cornwall; Restaurant Nathan Outlaw; Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen; Seadrift Kitchen Café; The Shore; Offshore Bar & Bistro; Oliver's "The Eatery" ; Budock Vean Hotel ; Falmouth Bay Seafood Café; The Hut Restaurant; The Old Sail Loft; Number Five; Salamander restaurant; 2 Fore Street; Bens Kitchen; Haveners café and Grill; Trebah Kitchen; The Waters Edge, Green bank Hotel; Hooked on the Rocks; Hooked Restaurant and Bar; Mackerel Sky; Gurnards head; The Heron Inn; Porthminster Café; Porthminster kitchen; Porthgwidden Beach café; Port William Inn, St. Austell Brewery; The Old Success Inn, St. Austell Brewery; The Old Custom House, St. Austell Brewery; Rashleigh Arms, St. Austell Brewery; The Atlantic Inn, St. Austell Brewery; The Mariner’s Public House, St. Austell Brewery; The Ferryboat Inn; Godolphin Arms; C-bay café; Porthmeor Café; Seafood wholesalers- Flying Fish; Wing of St Mawes; Wild Harbour Fish Co; The Real Cornish Crab Company; Cornish Food Box Company Ltd; Mousehole Fish; Quayside Fish; Fish For Thought Ltd; Seafresh of Cornwall; Seafood and eat it; Fal Oyster Ltd; Fish and Chip shops- Harbour Lights; 190 Degrees West; Frasers Fish & Chips Cornwall; Shellfish farmers- Westcountry Mussels of Fowey; Rock Shellfish; Fishmongers -E. Rawle & Co; Kynance Cornish Crab; Pengelley's Fishmongers Looe and Liskeard; Seabourne Fish; Simply Fish Looe Ltd; Dennis Knight Fish Merchant; Tregida ltd; Great Cornish Food Store; Mobile food outlets-The Shellfish Pig; Charities: School of Cornish Sardines; My Fish Kitchen
Cornwall Good seafood guide was established with funding by European Fisheries Fund, the Marine Management Organisation and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group.
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