Archive for tag: MSC

Fish friers fight unite

Posted by Calum Richardson of The Bay, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire on 06 March 2013

Guest blog by Calum Richardson of The Bay, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire ( - winner of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award and the Good Catch Award as part of the 2013 Na...more

Communication is Key - Guest blog by Mitch Tonks

Posted by Mitch Tonks is a food writer, fishmonger and restaurateur. on 18 January 2012

When I was first in the fish business I didn't ever hear the word sustainability, now thanks to some of the great campaigning work that has been done it's become a topic deeply rooted in our behaviour and thinking. Those of us in the industry have ready access to relevant knowledge and o...more

A sustainable future for fish?

Posted by Guest blogger - Raymond Blanc on 21 February 2012

This is the text of the speech given by chef Raymond Blanc at the first Sustainable Cities Fish Forum in London, on January 24 2012. (Reproduced with permission).

Dear friends, Dear colleagues - thank you for coming today.

I am heartened that so many of you have taken y...more

Seafish Insight Blog: Why it's OK to eat North Sea and West of Scotland haddock

Posted by Bill Lart, Sustainability and Data Advisor on 17 March 2017

Since around 2007, spawning stock biomass (SSB) has been above the reference point for maximum sustainable yield (MSY) with fishing mortality being lower than the MSY reference point (the basis for a well-managed sustainable fishery).

During the 2016 stock assessment an error in...more

Marcus Coleman Blog - August 2017

Posted on 07 August 2017

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm going to bang on some more about collaboration being the key to success for the UK Seafood industry. Recently, we've all read the fantastic news from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announcing that North Sea cod is now fully certifie...more

The story of North Sea Cod

Posted by Bill Lart, Sustainability and Data Advisor on 07 August 2017

It wasn't so long ago that stocks of North Sea cod were at historically low levels. As recently as 2006, stocks had fallen to just 44,000 tonnes, dropping dramatically from 200-300,000 tonnes in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, the welcome announcement last month from the Marine Stewa...more