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The Best Free Sustainable Fish Mobile Apps

As a part of our work towards making London a sustainable fish city, we want to encourage everyone to think about the source of the seafood we eat. The global fish stocks are lower than ever and not enough is being done to stop the use of harmful fishing methods. We know it’s a difficult topic and it’s hard to know how the fish you eat has been caught. Luckily, there are some amazing and really clever mobile apps that can do the job for you. We’ve listed our favourites here, and they’re all free:

Sustainable Fish City

We have signed up to the Sustainable Fish City pledge and encourage ‘fish swapping’, showing great example to a range of clients and other companies. Sustainable Fish City have a created a free app, where you can find fish-related information, advice and recipes in a little tin of sardines. You can also send your own fish message to supermarkets and restaurants with just one click of a button.

Seafood Watch

International seafood app that helps you choose ocean-friendly fish at shops and restaurants. The recommendations are updated regularly so that you always have the most up-to-date information. Although the Project FishMap, where users can list places that serve sustainable fish, is US based the GPS function of the map allows you to load a regional guide to your location even in the UK. We like the sushi guide and ‘super green’ seafood list.

Good Fish Guide

Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) mobile app is simply great if you want to know whether you should or shouldn’t eat/buy/order a specific type of fish. A traffic-light system lists every fish you could hope to find in the UK and quickly indicates whether you can ‘eat’ ‘only occasionally’ or ‘avoid’ the type. Tap to get more detailed information and specific ratings depending on where the fish was caught.

Hugh’s Fish Fight

Once you know exactly what you’ve bought, this great guide from River Cottage’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal has some great sustainable fish recipes from top chefs taking part in Selfridges Project Ocean Campaign.

We hope these sustainable fish apps help you eat and buy sustainable fish and make it more fun!

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