Our seafood is amongst the best in the world, but some of it comes with a serious environmental pricetag.
A healthy seabed is the foundation of a healthy sea. Ours is a patchwork of different habitats, some rich and diverse. Yet sensitive parts of this seabed foundation are damaged every day by dredging for scallops and trawling for scampi.
The waters closest to our coasts have been altered, the way we use them is restricting their recovery. We could be smarter, and could realise the potential for recovery in ways which benefit everyone.
We’re stuck in a pattern that stretches the very environmental limits of our coastal seas. Sustainable fisheries can prosper and so too can a range of other sustainable businesses, but not if we pursue short-term returns.