School of fish
We fell for our Cornish fishmongers at Tregida hook, line and sinker a few years ago. Once we heard about their sustainable fishing methods, it was love at first bite.
This week, the Marine Conservation Society has taken mackerel off their ‘good to eat’ list, meaning sustainable fishing is in the news again.
The mackerel fishing issue is a complicated one (you can read the full MCS article about it here) and it highlights the importance of buying ethically sourced fish. The MCS recommend that:
“If people want to continue eating mackerel they should ensure they buy it from as sustainable a source as possible. That means fish caught locally using traditional methods – including handlines, ringnets and drift nets.”
Which is why we’re so chuffed to work with Tregida.
It’s thanks to them that all of our wild fish is sustainable and ethically sourced. They buy directly from the local market and small day boats that fish off the South West coast, using traditional methods like drift nets. Our mackerel, when it’s in the waters around the South West, is hand line caught.
We only sell fish when they’re abundant in the waters around the Cornish coast. So if they’re breeding, migrating, or there’s just not a lot of them about, we won’t sell them.
We buy from Tregida to support small scale, local fishing that uses responsible and sustainable methods. We can trace every fish to the boat it was caught on, and it’ll never have been frozen.
It’s a breath of fresh sea air in a world where super trawlers rule the waves, and we’re proud to be part of it.