It’s day 7 of Seafood Week 2018! For the rest of the week we’re celebrating all things seafood. We want to champion the hard work our fishermen do in order to catch the best quality British seafood day after day, week after week – all year round.
Rough & Dangerous Seas
Hard Working Hands
All For Our Plates
Registered Fishing Vessels in the UK
Fishermen in the UK
Jobs provided by the fish processing industry
What can YOU do to stop pollution of our oceans?
There’s lots we can all do today, right here and now to stop the growing issue of plastic pollution in our seas. The oceans cannot recover from this problem alone – plastic will just keep degrading into smaller and smaller pieces until it prevails everywhere, into all sea-life and eventually inside us as well. Scientists do not yet now the widespread impact of plastic and its affect on wildlife, but you just have to look at a few of the images below to see it IS having an impact right now – let’s turn the tide and reclaim our oceans.
•Stop using single-use plastics – request sustainable plastics and packaging – it’s widely available.
•Use and ask for sustainable fish – demand this from your fishmongers or suppliers. Sustainable fish are abundant – try something new!
In the home: –
•Avoid cheaper clothing – most clothing contains plastic fibers and these shed at an incredible rate in the washing machine. These fibers then leach into the water table and eventually back into the oceans.
•Buy reusable bottles and coffee cups. There are numerous reusable bottles made from recycled material – not only does this keep plastic from the oceans, it also promotes recycling and the reuse of waste materials.
Make sure you know what recycling symbols mean.
Disposing of plastics properly will prevent more work further down the chain, and stop it getting into our oceans!