There are many reasons!
No one wants to see our oceans depleted. When well managed, fishing is the most efficient way of providing healthy, quality protein to feed our growing population. But we all know what happens when things go wrong. Overfishing and environmental damage have been a scourge of the fishing industry world-wide including in our own waters. However, things have changed and fishing in Cornwall is arguably more sustainable and better managed than ever. It is vital that the public continue to care and one of the most important things we can do is to choose our seafood carefully.
Cornwall Good Seafood is here to help us all make good seafood choices; We provide detailed information on all the seafood landed to Cornish ports by Cornish boats, and we rate it all on sustainability, using the Marine Conservation Society system, meaning all our scores are comparable with ratings from around the world, all of our scores also feature on the Good fish Guide www.goodfishguide.org.uk
We think it is vital that we all support fishermen who fish sustainably and we hope to influence continued improvement in the industry for years to come.
We also call on business selling Cornish seafood to get involved and to help spread the word by signing up as business supporters
of Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.
We hope this site encourages you to take the plunge - to seek out more local sustainable seafood and to re connect with our local fishing industry.