THE MARINE Stewardship Council (MSC) has been recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Food in Good Housekeeping magazine’s annual awards.
The MSC works to promote sustainable seafood, encouraging consumers and business’ to make informed and environmentally conscious choices.
Raymond Blanc presented the award, saying: “Our seas are a fantastic resource but we have used them without care for too long.
“Those of us producing food, the chefs and cooks, need to be a part of the process of changing the way we think about fish. The work of the Marine Stewardship Council is so, so important in this if we are to have fish on the plate in the restaurant and at home in the future.”
MSC’s Chief Executive Rupert Howes, who collected the award, said: “By insisting on sustainable seafood choices consumers really can make a difference, encouraging environmentally responsible and sustainable fishing practices that will ensure the future heath and productivity of marine ecosystems and the availability of this wonderful and renewable food resource for this and future generations.”
The MSC uses blue eco-labels to point people in the right direction.