Sustainable Fish

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Not a lot of people know this but species-rich, undamaged marine ecosystems actually draw down CO2 and sequester it through natural processes, which is very good in the fight against climate change.

Over-fished marine ecosystems can cause greenhouse gas emissions in several different ways, including through destructive fishing methods such as bottom trawling – alarmingly so according some scientific estimates which put bottom trawling in the same league as aviation when emissions are counted.

Haddock was over-fished for decades but recent changes in fishing quotas have allowed the fish stocks to recover and haddock from UK waters – found in fish fingers and chip shops – is a good sustainable choice. For everything else, demand the blue Marine Stewardship Council sustainability tick stamp of approval.

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By Adam Hardy

Zoologist at heart. Environmentalist by necessity. Stage hand, financial trader, secretary, card payments designer, software developer, fossil fuel big data warehouse consultant. Amateur psychologist. Now climate change salvage engineer.