The Good Catch project brought together chefs, caterers, fish suppliers and restaurateurs, making it easier for them to serve more sustainable seafood. Good Catch was a joint project of the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), SeaWeb’s Seafood Choices and Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming - helping restaurants and caterers to navigate the subject of seafood sustainability.
These partners, together with other sustainable seafood and conservation organisations, went on to work together to:
Useful Good Catch materials include:
The Good Catch website is a first port-of-call for improving your seafood sustainability. It gives practical information to get you started on your journey and directs you on to other relevant resources and organisations.
Good Catch published guides for chefs, caterers and restaurateurs. These include:
Previously, Good Catch also ran workshops, tastings and kitchen demos, to help attendees understand the issues of seafood sustainability and build good practice into their businesses. Field trips were also run as an opportunity to connect foodservice professionals directly with fishermen and fish farmers, to help both industries be informed and inspired about sustainable fishing and farming techniques used in UK waters.
The Good Catch partner organisations aim to encourage seafood sustainability progress and increase awareness in key areas of the catering sector. Examples of how this is promoted include sponsorship of the Good Catch Award at the National Fish and Chip Awards and supporting young chefs and catering colleges through the UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year Competition.
The Good Catch project was advised by a group of industry professionals with a personal commitment and passion for sustainable seafood. Many are now supporting the Sustainable Fish City campaign. The group included: