People enjoy eating seafood. Fish is also a healthy source of protein and, unlike meat products, is low in saturated fat. Oily fish, such as mackerel, herring and salmon, is rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fatty acids carry health benefits by reducing the risk of certain cardiovascular disease and by having a positive influence on the immune system and mental health.
The Seafood Guide identifies sustainable seafood choices. By choosing for Good FISH you are helping to save our ocean’s resources for future generations, so that they too can enjoy the taste and health benefits of seafood!
Besides choosing for Good FISH there are other things you can do to help increase the demand for sustainable seafood.
Ask your chef where the fish comes from
Asking a chef where your fish comes from is helping in two ways:
1) you can decide yourself whether you want to have the fish or not
2) restaurants are triggered to start sourcing sustainable seafood when they realise that customers are interested in the story behind the fish.
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Research shows that the number of consumers buying sustainable products is increasing continuously!
Find out where you can buy sustainable seafood:
In the Netherlands, you can recognise a restaurant with sustainable seafood on the menu by the “Goede VIS op de Kaart” logo. You can also find these restaurants on the website Iens.nl by clicking ‘Goede Vis’ at the filter ‘sustainability’. When a restaurant is ‘Goede Vis’, the menu is being controlled independently. For more information check the Goede VIS op de Kaart website.
Nearly all Dutch supermarkets have already taken steps towards sourcing only sustainable seafood: seafood with an ASC or MSC logo, or from the green column at the Dutch Seafood guide.
Retailers Jumbo, PLUS, Dirk and Dekamarkt are being advised by the Northsea Foundation and the Good Fish Foundation. Albert Heijn has a partnership with WWF.
Dutch fishmongers generally have the largest variety in fresh and high quality seafood. However, information on sustainability is varying greatly among these fishmongers. So far, very few shops have obtained an MSC chain-of-custody certificate, and the information on the labels is very variable. So, traceability still is a challenge. We also have experienced that knowledge on sustainability issues often is unsatisfactory. So, use the Fish guide when buying your fish!
Are you a chef, a retailer, a processor or trader and selling seafood? Do you care about the health of our oceans and want a future for the seafood sector? By improving your sourcing you are showing your customers you care and are helping to end destructive practices in the seafood sector. Become part of the solution and choose for Good FISH. We can help in various ways. Find out here.
Goede VIS Inkoopgids, a manual for sustainable seafood buyers
The Goede Vis Inkoopgids is a manual for sustainable seafood buyers, helping entrepreneurs sourcing sustainable seafood products. The sourcing guide has up-to-date sustainability assessments of over 50 seafood species consumed in The Netherlands.
Contact us to obtain a copy of the guide.
Restaurant programme ‘Goede VIS op de kaart
The programme ‘Goede VIS op de kaart’ is a co-production between the Good Fish Foundation (VISwijzer) and Let’sCo (innovation and programme management). We help restaurants selecting responsible seafood (Goede VIS) for their menu and profiling themselves. For (potential) guests, the sticker ‘Goede VIS op de kaart’ gives the assurance that the restaurants works with sustainable seafood.
Are you working in the food business, do you own a restaurant, or are you a caterer, and do you want to work with sustainable seafood? Please contact programme manager Jeroen Verbraeken at +31 620 360 710.
Collaboration with retailers
Good Fish Foundation helps supermarket chains and caterers to improve the sustainability of their seafood. Based on the specifications that are provided by the partner, we assess the entire seafood assortment, from fresh fish to frozen/canned, including all products with a seafood component. Based on checks of amongst others stock status, catch methods, aquaculture techniques, and management, we advise which seafood products are reaching the objectives of the partner. In this way, we jointly work towards a better availability of sustainable seafood for consumers, and we create a market for sustainable seafood products.
Partnerships for solutions
Good Fish Foundation wants to engage with you on innovative (technological) solutions in the seafood chain. Are you thinking of traceability techniques, or sustainable aquaculture innovations? Or maybe you have other ideas that can help achieving our mission? Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail us.