M&S backs seafood bible

Posted: 5 August 2007

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has teamed up with Marks & Spencer to produce the Fish and Seafood Bible - from the Ocean to the Table, now available in Marks & Spencer stores across the UK.

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 www.fishonline.org. It includes essential information and guidance on choosing sustainable seafood, together with a wide range of recipes for sustainable species of fish and shellfish.

MCS Fisheries Policy Officer, Dr Bryce Beukers-Stewart said: "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."

Andrew Mallison from M&S said "consumers 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 first UK Good Fish Guide book was published in 2002, followed by development of the website www.fishonline.org. To provide up-to-date and easily accessible consumer advice about the sustainability of over 150 fish stocks the 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 www.fishonline.org website. The Pocket Good Fish Guide can be obtained free. Send a SAE to MCS, call 01989 566017, e-mail or download from the website.