Sustainable Seafood Bible

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Fish and Seafood Bible – from the Ocean to the Table

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has teamed up with Marks & Spencer to produce the Essential Fish and Seafood, From the Ocean to the Table. The Seafood Bible is the first recipe book that features only those fish that can be sourced from sustainable or healthy stocks, as described at the MCS sustainable seafood website The Seafood Bible includes essential information and guidance from MCS on choosing sustainable seafood, together with a wide range of beautifully illustrated and delicious recipes for sustainable species of fish and shellfish.

MCS Fisheries Policy Officer, Dr Bryce Beukers-Stewart said: “MCS is delighted to have worked with Marks & Spencer in writing this unique recipe book for the environmentally conscious seafood cook.  It’s a fantastic combination of advice on choosing sustainable seafood and ideas for making the most of those choices with delicious, easy to use recipes. Marks & Spencer has been recognised by MCS as the top UK sustainable seafood retailer in the MCS Supermarket Seafood League table in 2006 and 2007.  M & S is strongly committed to sustainability and has a reputation for only selling fish from responsibly managed fisheries, sourcing their advice from the Marine Conservation Society’s seafood sustainability website”

Marks & Spencer Marine Technologist Andrew Mallison comments: “Sustainable sourcing is at the heart of our fish business – we passionately care about the fish we sell.  The consumer can play a significant role in driving change and ensuring that the seafood dishes we enjoy today will be available to our children to enjoy in the future. Marks & Spencer has been working with the Marine Conservation Society towards this aim for several years and continues to lead the way to make that happen.”

The MCS Sustainable Seafood Programme enables consumers, in the UK and Europe, to make informed choices when buying seafood to secure a sustainable future for fish. The first UK ‘Good Fish Guide’ book was published in 2002, followed by development of the widely acclaimed website To provide up-to-date and easily accessible consumer advice about the sustainability of over 150 fish stocks the FISHonline website is updated annually, together with a Pocket Good Fish Guide which provides lists of Fish to Eat and Fish to Avoid.

More information about the Sustainable Seafood Programme can be found at the website. The MCS Pocket Good Fish Guide, featuring lists of fish to eat and fish to avoid, can be obtained FREE - send a SAE to MCS, call 01989 566017, e-mail or download from the website.

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