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Another seafood eco-label launched in UK

The eco-label accompanies a local Good Seafood Guide.

A new eco-label for seafood has be born in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, in a bid to show consumers the seafood they are being offered is sustainable.

The label accompanies seafood being sold in line with the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Cornwall Good Seafood Guide (CGSG).

Since launching, the renowned Eden Project has joined Nathan Outlaw, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant, St Austell Brewery and more than 70 other local businesses pledging to help towards healthy seas and support sustainable fisheries.

This label will now be on display in Eden restaurants and cafes, highlighting the sustainable seafood on the menu.

“Sourcing and serving local, seasonal and sustainable food is one of our cornerstones at Eden,” said Amelie Trolle, sustainability manager at the Eden Project. “We are very pleased to be joining the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide in an effort to support our Cornish fisheries, healthy seas, and to promote the visibility of the label.”

Visitors to the Eden Project will find the CGSG label next to some of its most popular dishes containing fresh Cornish seafood.

The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide has been produced by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Cornish fishing industry.

It contains information on fish and fishing methods to help consumers see what's currently in-season and most sustainable to eat.

The guide also features seafood recipes, a directory of where to purchase great local seafood and a series of ‘meet the fishermen’ videos.

Local businesses across Cornwall are now being encouraged to become supporters of the project as a way of highlighting the local seafood they sell, at the same time as educating the public on the best choices to go for.

But it’s not just high-class restaurants and visitor destinations backing the guide. 

The Wildlife Trust has support ranging right across the industry from beachside cafes, to fish and chip shops and fishmongers.

"The Cornish fishing industry is something we should all be proud of but knowing what fish to buy can be a complicated issue," said Matt Slater, marine awareness officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

"Having the support of local restaurants and fish sellers gives people the confidence that they will be offered ‘good’ seafood choices by these businesses."


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