Wednesday, March 18, 2015

18/03/2015: Eat more small fish, top chefs say

Sardines and anchovies are not just for grinding up into meal to feed livestock and farmed salmon, says the non-profit conservation group Oceana. Eating them directly ourselves would be far more efficient.

Many famous restaurateurs agree, it seems. On Tuesday top chefs from across the globe converged on the Basque Culinary Centre in San Sebastian, Spain to launch the campaign, ‘Save the Ocean Feed the World’ to encourage us all to eat smaller fish species, according to Reuters
Eat sardines - ten thousand sharks and whales can't be wrong

Those adding their voices included the famous Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio and Brett Graham of The Ledbury, a two-Michelin-starred London eatery. Starting on World Oceans’ Day on 8 June, the chefs will serve small fish at their establishments.

To Andy Sharpless, CEO of Oceana, it’s the sensible thing to do.

"We can feed tens of millions more people if we simply eat anchovies and other forage fish directly rather than in form of a farmed salmon or other animals raised on fish meal and fish oil," he said.

According to FAO data, around 37 percent of all marine fish caught globally are processed into fish meal and fish oil.

Read more HERE.

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