MCS Sustainable Seafood Guide Update

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) have updated their Good Fish Guide to advise people on which species of fish and shellfish are more sustainable sources of food.

MCS believe it is time to swap the traditional UK Top Five consumed species (Cod, Tuna, Salmon, Haddock and Prawns) with local and more sustainable alternatives. Locally sourced means fresher fish, lower food miles and a boost for the local economy.

The new and exciting species that have been added to the green rated ‘Best Choice’ list include Megrim, Turbot, Pollack, Lemon Sole and Queen Scallop from some sources. However, some fisheries for species such as Red Mullet, Wild Seabass and Atlantic Bigeye Tuna have moved onto the red ‘Avoid’ list. It is important to check the information about the fisheries and farming sources of each species as ratings do not apply to all sources for all species.

For more information on the MCS Good Fish Guide check out this link.