Good Catch is a collaborative initiative that aims to help people in foodservice navigate the subject of seafood sustainability. It brings together the work of four organisations: the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), SeaWeb’s Seafood Choices Alliance and Sustain. In addition to this website, Good Catch will direct foodservice professionals to a range of user-friendly materials and activities, including:
The Good Catch Manual - a rough guide to seafood sustainability, covering general issues and tips plus the low-down on around 50 species served in UK restaurants
Fish Flash – a monthly e-bulletin with sustainable seafood developments and news
practical support on sourcing MSC certified seafood and highlighting it on menus
seafood-themed workshops such as:
- a rough guide to seafood sustainability
- engaging front of house staff
- communicating a restaurant’s responsible seafood efforts to customers
- sourcing, serving and labeling MSC certified seafood
a directory of suppliers offering sustainable seafood
visits to fishermen, fish markets and other businesses.
Presented together through Good Catch, these tools and activities create a collection of clear, consistent information and practical support, specifically designed to help restaurants and related businesses improve the sustainability of the seafood they buy, serve and promote.
Over 400 fisheries participate now in MSC program United Kingdom
The Marine Stewardship Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary by releasing a special edition of its Annual Report, showing that more than 400 fisheries, landing 14 per cent of global marine catch by volume, are now engaged in its program.