Edible Edinburgh are delighted to be working with Open Seas to deliver the nationally recognised Sustainable Fish Cities campaign here in Edinburgh. Sustainable Fish Cities is an initiative conceived and supported by an alliance of not-for-profit organisations already working on sustainable seafood issues, coordinated by Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming. By teaming up with Open Seas, Edible Edinburgh will work towards enabling local, sustainable seafood to become more accessible within the city.
The diversity of Scotland’s seafood is an important part of our economy and culture and also provides a healthy source of protein. Sustainable Fish Cities is a campaign to protect marine environments and fishing livelihoods and calls on fish to be bought from sustainable sources. Open Seas work to protect our marine environment and promote sustainable alternatives to damaging fishing. With increasing demand, overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices all contributing to the climate and nature emergency, we must protect our marine ecosystems through buying traceable and sustainably produced seafood.
Many fishermen have had to find an alternative route to market during this time of crisis and some are providing local deliveries to their communities. The Edinburgh Sustainable Fish Cities campaign aims to build relationships between traceable, sustainable suppliers and their local communities to support the positive effects of shortening the supply chain. These changes can help contribute towards creating a vibrant, prosperous and diverse sustainable food economy within the city. More details of the campaign in Edinburgh will be available over the coming months. In the meantime, if you are interested in exploring this topic further please have a look at the links below.
For top tips on buying and eating sustainable seafood Sustainable Fish Cities have some suggestions here.
- Open Seas
- Sustainable Fish Cities
- The illegal industry fishing damaging Scotland’s ‘Great Barrier Reef”
- Scots can’t identify local species as fishmongers go online
- Nourish Food Atlas