Endangered skates and sharks on our dinner plates

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 26 June 2017

Are endangered skates and sharks ending up on our dinner plates? Despite threatened status some species are seemingly fetching good money when landed.

Are endangered skates and sharks ending up on our dinner plates? Despite threatened status some species are seemingly fetching good money when landed. After extensive research by our Fisheries team, we’re increasingly concerned that some critically endangered fish species might be on sale to the public despite a prohibiton on landing them. We believe consumers could be buying fish listed as Fish to Avoid or rated 5 on the Good Fish Guide fish ratings website (www.goodfishguide.org) and so are inadvertently slowing recovery or contributing to species decline. Check out the full article here or by clicking the image.

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Over 3,000 sq km of our seabed is now protected from bottom-towed gear

6,500 fishing boats in the UK catch up to 150 different species, but most people in the UK only eat 5

In the UK we eat 486,000 tonnes of seafood a year, which is 8.2kg per person

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