Today, we share a couple of rules to follow if you want to eat fish in a sustainable way and help us fight overfishing!

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When buying seafood, make sure to always find out where it comes from (local is not necessarily sustainable). Once you know where it is from, follow a guide like MCS fishonline in UK or Monterey Bay Seafood Watch in US or WWF seafood guides in other countries. They are great sources of reliable information and referencing.

You can also download personal guides to your phone, computer or purchase mini pocket guides to have on you in person when visiting a restaurant or the supermarket. If you want to find out which restaurants are making efforts to conserve wild fish stocks in UK, France, Spain, US, Belgium and Switzerland then visit


However, trying to find out as much about origins is an excellent habit to get into just to show the fishmonger, retailer or restaurant that you want to see if they know or care. Get in the habit of asking for more detailed information on origins of seafood to appear on labels in shops or on menus!


Ask for more details on method of catch to appear on labels in shops or on menus. It is your consumer’s right to know! You should not eat anything that is rated 5 on the MCS fish to avoid red list of species, on Monterey Bay list of species to avoid and WWF red lists too. Examples of species you will find in these red lists include: European Eel, Bluefin Tuna from Med/Atlantic sources,  North Sea Cod, Orange Roughy and all deep sea species and Whitebait.

Variety is key. Eat different species of fish to ease the pressure on the big favourite species like Cod, Tuna and Prawns.

Help us fight overfishing by spreading the word! Act Now!

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