Campaign launched to secure improved labelling of fish sold in supermarkets

Anya Hart Dyke has launched a campaign to secure better labelling of fish in order to ensure that consumers know more accurately how the fish has been bred and sourced.

This campaign, advanced by a 38 degrees petition, is addressed to the CEO of Tesco.

The text of the petition reads: “Please label all your sea bass, king prawns and non-organic farmed salmon as ‘eat occasionally’. Currently these products are all declared to be ‘responsibly sourced’ or ‘responsibly farmed’ but the farming methods used correlate only with an ‘eat occasionally’ ‘3’ rating on the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Fish Guide.”

Advice accompanying the petition reads:

Why is this important?

“Unsustainable fish farms located in or by the sea can wreak havoc on the environment, threatening the future of our fisheries.  My initiative campaigns for greater transparency in supply chains and I believe it is highly misleading to label seafood ‘responsible’ when the Marine Conservation Society recommends eating this 3-rated seafood ‘only occasionally’ as it ‘should probably not be considered entirely sustainable at this time’.”

Source: 38 Degrees website. For further details, see https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/responsibly-farmed-seafood-must-be-labelled-eat-occasionally


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