Sourcing sustainable seafood
On the MSC website you can find out the following:
- More information on the Marine Stewardship Council
- A list of suppliers of sustainable seafood in our Supplier Directory
- Certification bodies - who carry out assessments for Chain of Custody
- Using the logo - rules for using the MSC ecolabel on your school menus
- MSC's general consumer website
Information on Fish & Kids pilot partners
Surrey Commercial Services www.myschoollunch.co.uk/surrey/
Good Food in schools
School Food Matters campaigns for fresh, sustainable food in schools and promotes food education through cooking, growing and links with local farms.
Our oceans, food chains, fish, plants and animals
The world's centralised library of films and photographs of the U.K. and the world's endangered species and habitats - freely accessible to all online for private research and internal educational purposes.
Loads of information about the oceans and their inhabitants.
Interactive activity, facts and a quiz on food chains.
University of Delaware website for children showing a variety of weird and wonderful abyssal sea creatures.
Your Ocean is a website aimed at KS2 but is accessible for younger children too.
Information about sustainable fish and fishing
Marine Stewardship Council website; information for consumers about where to buy MSC labelled fish, plus information about the MSC for the fisheries and businesses.
Information on all types of fish plus an indication of sustainability for each species. Detailed information on methods of fishing.
A UK charity dedicated to protecting the marine environment and wildlife.
Global trade association promoting responsible use of the ocean's resources.
Information on types of fishing; search using keywords artisanal, industrial, subsistence or recreational.
Global fishing statistics provided by the Food and Agriculture organisation.
Eco-labels and responsible consumption
Defra's free, user friendly "shopper's guide" to environmental labels.
Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI)- help to procure food in a manner that promotes sustainable development, raises standards of husbandry, removes barriers to small and local suppliers and increase consumption of healthy food.
See the 'where to buy' page to help with your shopping.
The Forest Stewardship Council promotes responsible management of the world's forests by using an eco-label.
The Soil Association is the UK's largest organic certification body.
National Consumer Council, tries to drive change to suit the needs of consumers.
USA based search engine for information on different eco-labelling systems
Health benefits of eating fish
Introduce and educate children about fish and fishmongering.
Seafish website explaining the health benefits of eating fish.
Promotes the UK seafood industry -works with fishermen, processors, suppliers, retailers etc.
Sustainable food systems - improve your school meals
get sustainable fish into your school!
See Food for Life campaign for practical guidance on getting healthy and sustainable
food into schools.
search 'Double Dividend' to find a report on Best Practice delivery of school meals. 'Promoting good nutrition and sustainable consumption
through healthy school meals'
The alliance for better food and farming. Plenty of information on food issues surrounding health and sustainability.
Jamie Oliver's campaign website aiming to improve school meals.
Transforming school food and food skills to improve health and education.
DH and DfES initiative to help schools implement a whole school approach to food education and healthy eating.
International environmental organisations
World Wildlife Fund for Nature, look for information under the global marine programme. Good facts and figures.
World Wildlife Fund for Nature website focussing on UK issues and campaigns.
Plenty of information on unsustainable use of the seas in the 'Save
our Seas' campaign area.
Information on the Greenpeace campaigns in the UK.
Charity set up to help conserve the underwater environment through education, advocacy and action.