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The murky waters of fish sustainability - mackerel

Charles Redfern: Mackerel is back in the news again. Fish Fight recommended switching to mackerel - with mackerel baps in fish & chip shops - to replace endangered cod, only last year. Now mackerel seems to have lost its eco-shine. Why is that and how can consumers navigate the murky waters of fish sustainability? I attempt to give my answer. And whilst I'm trying to simplify matters, I think I want my central message to be: it's not that simple!

05 February 2013 | 9 Comments | Recommended by 1

Is eco-fishing the new organic?

Charles Redfern: Fishing for future generations requires moving from industrial to sustainable fishing. Can consumer-power make it happen?

26 October 2011 | 36 Comments | Recommended by 33

On my bike for Sierra Leone

Charles Redfern: I never imagined I would enjoy bicycling from London to Paris so much. For days after my first charity bike ride in September, I actually felt withdrawal symptoms - very odd. I was raising money for a new surveillance boat for Sierra Leone. It is being robbed blind every day by industrial fishing. Unmonitored, the foreign factory ships wreck the seabed and destroy local food security in a poor country that depends on fish.

29 September 2011 | 10 Comments | Recommended by 4

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