Posted on Wednesday 9th August, 2017
The 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 by joining Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.
An eco label has been produced –
the recommended symbol – which can be used by supporters to clearly show
consumers that the seafood they are being offered is sustainable.
This label will now be on display
in Eden restaurants and cafes, highlighting the sustainable seafood on the menu.
Eden’s Sustainability Manager Amelie Trolle said:
“Sourcing and serving local, seasonal and sustainable food is one of our
cornerstones at Eden. 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.
“Our visitors will find the CGSG label next to some of
our most popular dishes containing fresh Cornish seafood, such as the Seafood
Linguine and Roast Mackerel. We hope that many more visitor destinations in
Cornwall will join this important scheme too.”
Cornwall Good Seafood Guide has been produced by Cornwall Wildlife Trust in
partnership with the Cornish fishing industry. It is packed with information on
fish and fishing methods to help consumers see what's currently in-season and
most sustainable to eat.
guide also features tasty seafood recipes, a directory of where to purchase
great local seafood and a series of ‘meet the fishermen’ videos. The Cornwall
Good Seafood Guide can be found online at www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk
Local businesses across Cornwall are now being
encouraged to become supporters of the project as a way of highlighting the great local seafood they sell, at the same time
as educating the public on the best choices to go for.
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.
Slater, Marine Awareness Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, said: “The
Cornish fishing industry is something we should all be proud of but knowing
what fish to buy can be a complicated issue. Having the support of local
restaurants and fish sellers gives people the confidence that they will be
offered ‘good’ seafood choices by these businesses.
in turn promotes demand for sustainably-caught Cornish fish, and helps make the
future that bit more secure for both fish stocks and our inshore fishermen.”
added: “Gaining the support of so many local businesses shows that these
companies really do care about the seafood they sell. We are delighted that
Eden has pledged its support to this project and it’s fantastic to be working
with people with such a passion for sourcing the most sustainable seafood they
would also like to show our appreciation for all our supporters, big and small,
and encourage the public to visit the ‘buy Cornish’ section of our
website to find details of all those who have got behind this important
can find out more about the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide online at www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk and how Eden uses
works with local suppliers here: www.edenproject.com/ethical-buying
Photograph from left, Matt
Slater, Marine Awareness Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Eden’s Sustainability Manager Amelie Trolle and
Eden’s Head Chef Tony Trenerry