FOOD FOR THOUGHT: SUSTAINABLE FISHING

PUBLISHED: 16:02 15 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:43 30 August 2017

Cornwall’s two Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw has joined more than 40 businesses to join the county’s Good Seafood Guide.

Cornwall’s Michelin-star chef Nathan Outlaw – the only seafood chef in the UK to hold two stars - has joined Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, St Austell Brewery and more than 40 local businesses to support sustainable Cornish fisheries by joining the county’s Good Seafood Guide.

Produced by Cornwall Wildlife Trust with the Cornish fishing industry, the guide is packed with information on fish and fishing methods to help us identity what’s currently in-season and most sustainable to eat. The guide also features tasty seafood recipes, a directory of where to buy great local seafood, and a series of meet the fishermen’ videos.

Local businesses across the county are encouraged to become supporters of the project as a way of highlighting the great local seafood they sell, and at the same time educating the public on the best choices to go for.

Nathan Outlaw Restaurants Ltd. has become the latest to support the project by signing up their high-end seafood restaurants Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac, as well as The Mariners public house in Rock.

The chef says: Both our fish and seafood come from local fishermen who use sustainable methods and we have built up strong relationships with them over the years. We realise that in order to enjoy fish and seafood in the future, sustainable fishing methods are a must.’

As well as high class restaurants backing the guide, the Wildlife Trust has support from across the industry, from beachside cafés, to fish and chip shops and fishmongers.

The Cornish fishing industry is something we should all be proud of, but knowing what fish to buy can be a complicated issue,’ explains Matt Slater, Marine Awareness Officer for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Having the support of local restaurants and fish sellers gives people the confidence that they will be offered good’ seafood choices by these businesses. This in turn promotes demand for sustainably-caught Cornish fish, and helps make the future that bit more secure for both fish stocks and our inshore fishermen.’

The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide can be found online at cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk

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