From sea to plate
How does seafood get from the ocean to our plates? We dive in to the difference between fishing and fisheries, fish farming, fishing methods and what makes seafood unsustainable.
Fishing and fisheries
A fishery is a clearly defined area where specific species of fish are caught using a particular method of fishing.
Fishing methods explained
There are many different ways to catch or farm fish and shellfish, and some have a much lower environmental impact than others. Here we explain the different fishing methods and how sustainability can be improved.
Aquaculture, or fish farming, is a general term for the farming of aquatic species, from fish and shellfish to seaweed. It incorporates everything from a few mussel ropes on a Scottish croft to huge salmon farming companies on the New York stock exchange.