The world’s oceans are being overfished, putting the fish and their natural predators at risk.
What is Sustainable Fishing?
- Fish sourced from areas where the species are not at risk of declining populations at present, and fish that are sourced using responsible fishing methods.
- Responsible fishing methods leave the least impact on the environment and have a reduced amount of by-catch (other species collected or caught when they were not wanted).
Why is it important to use Sustainable Fish sources and Sustainable Fishing methods?
- Overfishing is not only a problem for us humans, poorly managed fishing may result in the extinction of some species so they may not be available for us to eat any more, but it is also a problem for the other species that live in the sea that may also eat that fish.
- Marine habitats are currently facing a range of threats, including pollution and climate change, so it is more important now that we do what we can to protect marine life, not just for ourselves but so that future generations can enjoy eating sea food and to protect the diversity of habitats and life in the oceans.
What are we doing?
- At Twycross Zoo we use sustainably sourced herring to feed our penguins.
- We only use sustainable fish at all of our catering facilities, including our restaurant and in “the Catch”, our Fish Bar.
- We hope we can inspire you to take a small action to support the world’s oceans also.
What can you do?
- Support businesses that only sell sustainable fish, such as our cafes and restaurants here at Twycross Zoo.
- Buy only sustainable fish. Not sure if fish is sustainable?…
- Come along to one of our penguin talks to get a free Marine Conservation Society Good Fish Guide, so you can see what fish is sustainable. You can also get the app for this by going to the webpage.