‘Sole of Discretion’ – sustainable fisheries collective


Fisheries collective ‘Sole of Discretion’ are a group of small-scale fishers operating out of Plymouth Harbour, with a sustainable focus.

Their mission statement is “We are committed to procuring fish and shellfish that have been caught with as little damage to the marine environment as possible, have contributed to the livelihood of small-scale fishers and their communities, and to get these high quality and delicious fish to your door.”

A recent blog looks at the collective in more detail.

How fishing got ethical

The Plymouth sustainable fisheries collective Sole of Discretion are turning the industry on its head.

Ever wonder why controversy about commercial sea fishing never seems to go away? Britain’s fishermen and women are faced with an industry in decline.

Did you know that for the cod, haddock and plaice sold in a supermarket at around £15 per kilo, UK fishermen receive between £1.20 to 2.40 per kilo? Not only that, but the current system means that those who fish with the environment in mind receive the same market driven prices as those who don’t.

Fed up with a failing system and the dramatic fall in the number of UK small-scale fishers – from around 10,000 to around 2,500 in just ten years – former restaurateur Caroline Bennett realised a real solution could only be found in the creation of a whole new supply chain.

Here she reveals how she did just that, by creating a social enterprise that protects the marine environment through ethically caught fish called Sole of Discretion…

Read the full article at Farmdrop and visit the Sole of Discretion website.



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