Thursday, 4 September 2008

Pizza Topping Goes Down the Pan?

The recent report ( that the Anchovy has been added to the Marine Conservation Society list of 'unsustainable fish' is disconcerting. Fishing for this flavoursome fish was discontinued in the Bay of Biscay in 2004 redirecting fishermen to Portuguese waters. Quite apart from reducing the choice of pizza toppings and leading to the collapse of Worcestershire sauce, the losses (due to overfishing) of this small fish will have major repercussions on other organisms such as piscivorous birds, predatory fish and seals. The Marine Conservation Society seems dismayed with the labelling of fish in the UK that they clearly feel does not facilitate 'ethical' choice.

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