So what is sustainable fishing and why is it important? This blog will discuss this question along with some background on the quality and benefits of cooking with our sustainably sourced fish. Destructive fishing methods have been extremely damaging to marine life. The practices often lead to overfishing which can wipe out entire varieties of fish and cause fisheries to collapse. Overfishing has become a major global problem, with industrial fishing fleets being mostly responsible. As a consequence of this, small-scale localised fishers, which are generally far more sustainable, have been sold short.
Sustainable fishing essentially means harvesting fish and other seafood in a manner that maintains long term health and productivity of marine ecosystems. Approaching fishing in this manner helps preserve fish populations, protect biodiversity and support the livelihoods of fishing communities.
Eating sustainable, locally-caught fish is good not only for the environment but for your taste buds as you can really get a sense for the freshness of the fish. Our fish is hand-caught in Devon where there is abundant marine life and a haven for sustainable fishing practices. Hand caught fishing is also known as artisanal fishing and is a traditional method that relies on human skill and knowledge of the sea and the fish.
If you don’t know a lot about different kinds of fish, keep reading for information on some of the UK fish we sell and what's so great about it.