Mangia, compra e vendi pesce sostenibile

Testimonial - Angela Lazou Dean

Testimonial - Angela Lazou Dean

Angela Lazou Dean
Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace Greece

Aren’t you tired of eating the same fish over and over again? Yes, salmon tastes nice, and yes, it is convenient to open a can of tuna, but have you considered a change?

Why restrict your diet to only three or four types of fish, usually caught by destructive fishing vessels that put in danger the future of our seas and hundreds of fishing communities, while gradually emptying the fish from our plates? Why contribute unconsciously to this when there are so many types of fish that, yes, are not as popular but are caught in a sustainable manner? Also they taste just as good!

Choose unpopular fish, broaden your diet, and discover new flavours and recipes while contributing to the protection of our seas! Here is how:

  1. Get your fish facts straight: Ask your local fishmonger how and where the fish has been caught and avoid destructive practices such as bottom trawlers.
  2. Avoid undersized fish: these are baby fish that never had the chance to grow and produce more fish.
  3. Buy fish in season: i.e. not in breeding season. Ask your fish monger.
  4. Choose your local supplier: buy fish caught in a sustainable way from low impact fishermen in your area.
  5. Avoid farmed fish: Aquaculture is not a solution to the problem of overfishing.  Most of the times, it contributes to the threats of the sea.*

And finally, feel free to experiment with tastes and flavours! Forget your usual sea bass on the grill. Try a porgy! Try a fish soup with the catch of the day made the authentic way. Ask your local fisherman to reveal his secret recipe to you!

*The European Commission does not share the views expressed in point 5 of the testimonial. The Commission believes that sustainable aquaculture can serve as an alternative to overfishing.