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Sustain Sustainable Fish Advice

How can schools help?

There are two main ways that schools can help make London become a Sustainable Fish City, (also summarised in a one-page advice sheet for schools in word or pdf format).

Serve sustainable fish

You can get your caterer to serve sustainable fish in school meals. Your school can change the fish that you use in your school meals, for staff and students. You can also use this commitment to tell students and their parents and carers about the important issue of sustainable fish. Talk to your catering provider (or the local authority catering service) and tell them you want your school to sign up to the Sustainable Fish City pledge for its catering.

MSC: Fish and KidsPromote sustainable fish

Your school can take part in Fish & Kids, a project of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), designed to promote sustainable seafood in schools. The scheme has lots of excellent teaching and curriculum materials, and ideas for promoting sustainable fish in your school. See:

Stephanie Wood, School Food Matters“Serving sustainable fish, and talking about where it comes from, is a vital part of a child's food and education. It helps children appreciate how precious the oceans are that provide so much of our food.”
Stephanie Wood, School Food Matters


Get in touch, and we’ll help you through the process. If you’ve already taken action on sustainable fish, let us know and we’ll feature your story on the website to inspire others to join in. Telephone 020 3559 6777 or email:

Sustainable Fish: A campaign to protect precious marine environments and fishing livelihoods, and call for fish to be bought from sustainable sources. We want to show what can be done if people and organisations make a concerted effort to change their buying habits.

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