Caz Haigh, Illustrator
Caz Haigh is an illustrator specialising in illustrations depicting nature and the environment.
Sustainable Fish City asks the organisations that sign up to the campaign not only to change what they buy but also to spread the message to their communities, colleagues and clients. One of the easiest ways to do this is the use of striking images in restaurants, canteens and common rooms.
Caz got in touch with Sustainable Fish City and offered to help with some designs. We are very grateful to Caz for the time, effort and love she has put into help making Sustainable Fish City a success. Caz has taken time to explain why she is so passionate about sustainable fish, and below are also examples of work she has done for the campaign. For more see Caz's website at: http://cazhaigh.co.uk/
Q: Why do you think sustainable fish is important?
Fish is a vital food source for billions of people across the globe. With an increasing population, it is important to preserve our valuable oceans for future generations by making responsible choices today.
Q: What inspired you to take action on sustainable fish?
After becomming a Divemaster, I've seen first hand, the negative impact over fishing is having on the world's oceans. I would love to see once vibrant reefs repopulated, and know that the ocean is healthy again.
Q: And what have you done as a result?
I've been raising awareness through various design projects and exhibitions and selling fundraising artwork to support marine conservation organisations and charities.
Q: What would you say to a concerned citizen interested in supporting sustainable fish?
Every one of us has the power to make a difference, by consuming fish caught from sustainable sources only and by spreading the word.
Sustainable Fish City posters
Click on the posters below to download a pdf of Caz's poster design. Please feel free to use them to promote sustainable fish and get more people interested in Sustainable Fish City. And it would be great if you could let us know how you get on! Email: email@example.com
Allegra McEvedy MBE, chef, writer and presenter
"To stand by and do nothing, say nothing as we slowly drain the oceans of their livestock is to make one complicit, and that's just not a position with which I was comfortable."
Caroline Bennett, Moshi Moshi
"I am determined to do something about the way we fished the seas. We know the problems, we don’t even need any additional information to know how to fix them: we just have to get on and do it. No excuses."
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Fish Fight
“I have been travelling around the UK meeting fishermen, marine conservationists, politicians, supermarkets bosses, and of course fish-eating members of the public. It has changed the way I think about fish.”
Raymond Blanc OBE, Chef Patron, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons
“Good ethics should be part of everyday business. Many restaurants and caterers in this are helping to protect our precious marine resources. They should get rightful recognition and inspire others to do the same.”
Rosie Boycott, London Food Board
"Taking a sustainable approach to fish is critical to the food security of our city. It is shocking to think that within our lifetimes, we could lose some of our favourite species from the seas forever."
Silla Bjerrum, Feng Sushi
"Ensuring the future supply of fish is very important. Eating fish can be a component of a healthy lifestyle. Future generations rely on us to pass on healthy seas and maintain biodiversity."
Tim Hughes, Caprice Holdings
"It’s our duty to impart our knowledge to a wider audience, so everybody realises how important it is to cherish our fish stocks. I will continue to champion lesser-known species in plentiful and sustainable supply."