I am delighted to have just contributed to a review of how well the UK is progressing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted globally in 2015.
The Marine Stewardship Council offers funding for students studying sustainable fisheries.
A super-sized genetically engineered salmon could be on sale in US grocery stores from next year. AquaBounty Technologies, who have grown and are marketing the fish, believe this could be a sustainable solution to over-fishing.
Tech designers and developers from across the world come together for Fishackathon to build practical tech solutions to the challenge of sustainable fish.
During December 2017 and January 2018, the UK Labour Party consulted on their policies for coastal communities, in particular fishing and the fishing industry. Read on for Sustainable Fish Cities' response to this consultation.
Ruth Westcott questioned the board of directors and JD Wetherspoon’s founder and chairperson, Tim Martin, at the company’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in a pub in the heart of the City of London.
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is the Government’s principal body for managing the seas around England.
This year the UK will have spent more money on ethical products than ever before. According to the Ethical Consumer Report the UK now spends £81.3 billion a year on ethical goods and services - up 3.2% from the previous year.
A new investigation by Sustainable Fish Cities reveals red-rated fish on the menu in exclusive concert venues, city firms and restaurants.
How well are the UK’s top contract caterers supporting ocean conservation through their sustainable fish buying policies and practices?
With the ocean increasingly under siege from climate change, pollution, over-fishing, industrial activity and plastics, it is troubling that 60% of it has no conservation rules because it is outside national jurisdiction. Now the UN has plans for 'BBNJ' -- Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction.
Our campaign to promote the buying, serving and promotion of verifiably sustainable fish welcomes announcement of new fisheries bill
On World Sea Turtle Day a report reveals than an estimated 29,000 marine turtles are killed each year in tropical prawn trawls that export to the EU, with the UK being the biggest market WWF is calling on the UK government to require all tropical prawn trawlers exporting into the UK use Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs)
The city of Manchester has taken a major step towards being crowned a Sustainable Fish City  as top universities and colleges commit to switching to serving sustainable fish.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) today published it's Global Impacts Report 2017, detailing more than a thousand positive changes made by certified fisheries to safeguard fish stocks and marine habitats.
Sustainable Fish Campaign Coordinator Ruth Westcott sets out an alarming picture of what’s at stake at this snap General Election.
Fish and chip shops without a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate are five times more likely to serve the wrong species to their customers, according to DNA tests released today.
Sustainable Fish Cities has joined a diverse global group of commercial and non-profit organisations, led by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, to call for immediate action on top priorities for sustainable tuna fisheries.
The Marine Conservation Society has down-graded the sustainability ratings of some stocks of haddock; stocks in the UK around the North Sea and the coast of Scotland have slipped off the ‘Fish to Eat’ list, and are now considered ‘OK to eat occasionally’.
Sustainable Fish Cities and Seafood Legacy Japan have called on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to serve only demonstrably sustainable fish.
Marine conservation experts, businesses and key advisors to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have written to the organising committee of Tokyo 2020, concerned about proposals that would allow endangered species onto menus. They encourage Tokyo to embrace the Olympic Games as an opportunity to change sustainable fish buying in Japan.
Read Sustain's response to an article on the distance that Salmon has travelled in reaching supermarket shelves.
Retailers are not providing sufficient information on packaging for sea bass, salmon and prawns to use the Marine Conservation Society's Good Fish Guide to assess the products’ sustainability, a study by Ask the Q has found.
This popular fish is in danger of disappearing from menus and oceans without special protection under EU rules.
Thousands of meals served every day in schools, hospitals, universities and colleges in Wales will serve only verifiably sustainable fish, thanks to a pledge by the National Procurement Service (NPS) for Wales announced today.
Four in five (80%) fish and chip fans believe the UK’s 10,500 fish and chip shops should serve certified sustainable fish, according to YouGov research on behalf of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
ICES, the scientific body that recommends fishing catch levels, say UK populations of seabass are so worryingly low that fishing should completely stop.
Thousands of workers, school children and patients will be offered ‘alternative’ sustainable fish species, as T(n)S Catering today announced that they have signed the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge .
On the eve of Rio 2016, last-minute pledges from top caterers mean all London’s top sports venues will now be served sustainable fish. The Copper Box Arena, London Aquatics Centre, The Orbit, Wimbledon Tennis and Oval Cricket Ground receive a ‘gold medal’ for committing to serve sustainable fish.
All fish served during the London 2012 Olympics met top standards for sustainability as part of the Games’ food vision. How will Rio do in comparison?
Maria Damanaki, the former EU commissioner for fisheries, described Britain’s plan to set its own catch levels and control waters an ‘illusion’, thanks to Britain’s geographical position and reliance on the EU for trading fish.
The All England Lawn Tennis Club has joined some of the most prestigious food providers in London and signed the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge.
Following nearly a decade of campaigning and negotiation, the European Parliament has announced a ban on all fishing below 800 metres, and restrictions on fishing below 400 metres to help protect particularly vulnerable deep-sea marine ecosystems that are quick to collapse and regenerate at slow rates.
In the first significant signal about how UK fisheries will be managed post-Brexit, the European commission has said that UK boats will need to stick to catch quotas set by the EU whilst we are still a member. Following Britain’s exit – nothing can be guaranteed.
Durham has become the latest city in the UK to achieve Sustainable Fish City status . Their five-star Sustainable Fish City rating recognises that the city’s top restaurants and workplaces, as well as the University, hospitals, council and schools have collectively pledged to serve and promote only sustainably sourced fish. This enormous commitment to our oceans and fisheries has been welcomed by conservation groups and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bill Moir.
The majority of Cardiff’s students are now dining on Sustainable Fish as Cardiff Metropolitan University sign the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge , earning the city its third star out of the five required to become a Sustainable Fish City.
Discount supermarket Lidl has more than doubled its range of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish over the last year to become the third largest in the UK, behind Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, who have both also increased their product range.
Since launching the campaign action only a week ago, asking some of the UK's biggest high street chains to come clean on their fish sourcing, we have paused the action due to swift responses from Bella Italia, Café Rouge and JD Wetherspoon in publishing their fish policies.
Millions of diners are to benefit as one of the UK’s key fish suppliers, Three Oceans, has committed to the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge. Three Oceans supply several top high street restaurants, ensuring their customers are served only demonstrably sustainable fish.
We are delighted to say that Bella Italia and JD Wetherspoons have positively responded to our action.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Fish2fork and Sustainable Fish Cities launch a campaign today to gain public pledges from three of the largest restaurant chains in the UK to serve 100% demonstrably sustainable fish.
More than half the UK’s large restaurant chains are using seafood from overfished areas of the sea or fail to be transparent about the origins of their fish and shellfish, an assessment by Fish2fork and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) suggests.
Many of the UK’s top restaurant chains serve unsustainable fish, and must improve to ensure our marine resources are protected. A study published today by the Marine Conservation Society and Fish2Fork found that Café Rouge, Harvester, Wagamama, Ask, Chiquito, Frankie & Benny’s and Bella Italia failed to meet even basic standards for sustainable fish sourcing.
Stockport have become the latest large town in the UK to kick off their Sustainable Fish Cities campaign and have done so in style, with a pledge to serve only demonstrably sustainable fish from large local caterer Solutions SK.
North Sea cod has been removed from the Marine Conservation Society’s 'fish to avoid' list, but many cod stocks remain dangerously depleated. The latest ratings show that wild-caught seabass should still be completely avoided and overall a greater number of stocks have been down-graded than improved.
The number of creatures in our oceans has halved in the last 40 years, and mackerel and tuna populations have fallen by a shocking 74%, according to a new report by WWF and Zoological Society of London.
Nearly 40,000 pupils will be offered sustainable fish as part of their school lunch thanks to the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge signed by education caterer Edwards and Ward.
One in six UK primary schools are now serving MSC certified sustainable fish to students according to figures published today by the Marine Stewardship Council.
The London borough has become the latest to pledge that all fish in their school meals service will be demonstrably sustainable.
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