The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has re-launched its popular sustainable seafood website – www.fishonline.org to make it easier for fish buyers, restaurateurs and the public to ensure they are buying and serving fish from the most sustainable sources.
MCS, the UK’s leading marine charity, has improved the functionality of the website which operates alongside updated versions of a smart phone version, on android and Iphone: the Good Fish Guide, and a paper version: the Pocket Good Fish Guide.
The latest versions of all the MCS fish advice platforms carry the most up to date information which includes changes to Atlantic salmon caught in the North East Atlantic around England and Wales by drift and fixed net – it has been changed to a 4 from a 3 because fewer rivers are meeting their conservation limits in England and Wales.
Other changes include demersal otter trawled northern prawns from Skagerrack and Norwegian Deep which have moved from a 4 (Fish to Avoid) to a 2 (Fish to Eat). A number of albacore tuna, longline caught from the Indian Ocean and the North Atlantic as well as pelagic trawl caught from the North Atlantic have all slipped from a 5 to a 4.
There’s some good news for certain bigeye tuna fisheries too including purse seine (FAD associated) from the Atlantic which has gone from a 4 to a 3, whilst some yellowfin have gone from a 2 to a 3.
“We are delighted with the new-look FishOnline. With added functionality and streamlining of information we hope it will be even easier for consumers to find sustainable seafood options at the click of a button,” says Jim Masters, MCS Aquaculture and Fisheries Programme Manager.