Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Organic Fish Fingers Across U.K.

"The world’s first sustainable, organic codfish fingers are now being stocked by more than 600 Sainsbury’s and Tesco supermarkets in the UK.

Marketed by Friend of the Sea, the organic-certified fish fingers are branded No Catch.

“Atlantic cod stocks are either over-exploited or severely depleted, according to the main fisheries institutes in the area,” said Dr Paolo Bray, director of Friend of the Sea.

“Neither hake nor hoki should be seen as a sustainable alternative to cod, as their stocks too are over-exploited and they are mostly caught by bottom trawlers, which plough the seabed causing extensive habitat destruction and high by-catch rates of corals, sharks and skates."

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