Year 1: Sustainable Fish City
We've done it! Bournemouth and Poole is the world's first Sustainable Fish City! Thank you to all those organisations, groups and businesses that have taken the pledge, now it's time to get even more people signed up before our amazing launch activities start in the autumn.
Scientists have estimated that, at current rates of decline, most of the world's fish stocks could collapse within our lifetimes. Fish stocks can however recover if they are managed sustainably, and if we stop buying fish from badly managed stocks or fish caught with damaging fishing methods. We are asking business and organisations in Bournemouth and Poole to sign a pledge and commit to only using fish from sustainable sources.
Some of the people who have already signed up to our campaign and made a commitment to sustainable fish include:
- The Green House Hotel
- JP Morgan
- BH Live
- Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital
- The Little Pickle Deli
- Bournemouth University
- Cygnet catering (Primary schools)
- ventana at the Cumberland Hotel
- Poole Hospital
- Highcliff Grill at the Marriott Hotel
- Urban Reef
Them and the many others who have also pledged have ensured that over 3.6 million fish meals a year in Bournemouth and Poole are now made with sustainable fish. We need your help and it's really easy. Whenever you're out and about and are buying fish – at a supermarket, restaurant or fish and chip shop always look for a sustainably sourced logo. If you can't see one then ask them where there fish has come from and if you do see one ask them to join our campaign and sign a pledge.
Businesses, organisations and individuals have been signing up to our Sustainable Fish Pledge making a commitment to avoid the worst, promote the best and change the rest. Anyone who serves or sells fish can sign the pledge as well as people like you who buy fish – together making a difference to fish stocks at a global as well as local level.
We will promote our sustainable fish suppliers to our employees, suppliers and customers.