Goodfish has been set up to help you understand what fish is sustainable and to help you find where and when to buy it. It also encourages you to get involved in helping to protect and enhance your coastal areas, even if you do not live there.
Currently there is a concentration on Sussex, but in the long-term it is hoped that this will operate across the country if it gets supported.
There is a focus on what we call 'Coast Friendly' fish and pledge scheme has been established to help support people who trade in this fish. A sister web site has been set up to show how this operates and provides information and evidence as to why it is a worthwhile scheme.
There are problems with the fishing industry that need fixing, but the small boats and inshore fishing methods of inshore day fishermen along our coasts are less damaging to the environment and in particular because they do not disturb the seabed. This is the basis of the Coast Friendly pledge.
So we need to find more and new ways to support them and also to encorage more areas of seabed to become more natural.
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Buying 'Coast Friendly' fish is good for the environment, the local economy and our local fishing heritage. Find out where and when to buy it on the goodfish home page
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Goodfish is looking to provide you with a list and map of the best places in Sussex that use locally caught fish from small boats. A scheme has been set up called 'Coast Friendly' providing a label for those trading this type of fish, either selling on the beach or at a fishmongers. It is also available for any restaurants or pubs to use if they use this fish in their menus. It does not mean all the fish is of this type, but that they will maximise the amount traded when available.
Fish sold on the beach that is caught from the small (under 10 metres long) boats will have the dates and locations provided for you showing when fish is being sold so you can get down there and support our local fishermen and get some lovely fish. Fishmongers who also promiose to seel this fish when available will also be shown on the map with contact details.
Those in the scheme promise to:
Even if you cannot get the actual Coast Friendly fish, supporting the business will help make a difference as they will trade in it when available.
Smply click on the Buy Coast Friendly menu tab or click here to find your fish
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