The all singing, all dancing Good Fish Guide!


The Oxford band Stornoway have released a good tune to help us remember the right fish to eat. And this is what they had to say;

Do you like eating fish? Did you know that around 75% of the world’s fish stocks are now fished to their limit or over-fished? We can eat some species of fish with a clear conscience, but others are being eaten to extinction.

Oxford-based band Stornoway has recorded a song that tells you which are which. ‘The Good Fish Guide’ is based on the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) guidelines to ethical fish consumption. It will be released as a downloadable single via the Truck label, an environmentally proactive record label, with all profits to the MCS.

And here’s their wonderful tune. Look out for the horse. 🙂

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5 Responses to The all singing, all dancing Good Fish Guide!

  1. Pete Smith says:

    We’re great fans of the oily fish species such as herring and mackerel. When we do our occasional run to the chippy we usually get ‘rock’, a lovely meaty fish which I seem to remember is short for ‘rock salmon’. haven’t a clue what it’s called in the fishmongers though.

  2. matt says:

    Is ‘rock’ as nice as cod? I like mackeral too. Our local pub tries to sell it’s patrons hoki as a part of its fish & chips meal option. It’s comes from NZ but is far inferior to cod. 🙂

  3. Pete Smith says:

    I prefer rock to cod, always have done. Wikipedia says “Rock Salmon is the flesh of the dogfish, wolffish or catfish, also known as hass/huss. Renamed by marketeers to make the fish more appealing to consumers”
    As far as I can make out these are all different species, so I’m none the wiser.
    Rock always used to be cheaper than other fish in the chippy, but the gap has narrowed over the years.

  4. Bob says:

    The good fish guide asks you not to eat dogfish. I guess they’re getting more expensive because there aren’t so many of them.

    There are alternatives:

  5. matt says:

    Oh yes, forgot to link the guide. Have done now. Thanks Bob.

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