Sunday, 3 November 2013

MSC Tuna at Sainsbury's

BFTF thinks fish is a delish dish - but wants to buy it without causing unsustainable depletion of the worlds fish stocks.

The blog has some "form" on this issue, with previous posts (here, here and here) that have looked at a number of aspects of fish sustainability.

One thing BFTF looks for is the MSC logo as a sign that the fish product has been sustainably sourced. Their, very comprehensive, website explains the essence of what the MSC is about:
"The MSC has developed standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. Both standards meet the world's toughest best practice guidelines and are helping to transform global seafood markets.

We offer fisheries around the world a way to be recognised and rewarded for good management. By working in partnership with sustainable fisheries to create a market for sustainable seafood, other fisheries are incentivised to change their practices

The MSC blue ecolabel gives everyone an easy way to make the best environmental choice when shopping or dining out.

Half of the world's seafood comes from the developing world and for millions of people fish is a vital source of nutrition. The MSC is encouraging developing world fisheries to take part in our program and enjoy the benefits that certification and ecolabelling can bring."

Frustratingly, it has been difficult to find MSC certified Tuna in supermarkets (although there have been other, rather pricey, "eco" brands such as Fish4Ever which BFTF has occasionally bought).

So it was great to see that Sainsbury's are stocking MSC certified Tuna :

MSC certified Tuna at Sainsburys

MSC - Oh yeah baby!

No comments:

Post a Comment