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17 August 2015  

Bournemouth and Poole make a splash with commitment to sustainable fish

The British seaside towns of Bournemouth and Poole have become the world’s first sustainable fish cities, after businesses and public services in the two towns pledged to buy and serve only fish caught from sustainable sources. The move is supported by a huge number of public sector organisations, including Bournemouth University, all major hospitals, nearly all theatres, leisure centres, schools and even Bournemouth Football Club. Between them, these organizations serve around 3.7 million meals each year so their combined impact is significant.

Sustainable Fish Cities co-ordinator Ruth Westcott said: “There is no doubt that this achievement will inspire other towns and cities and we hope we this is just the first of many sustainable fish cities in the UK.” Thirteen other towns and cities in the UK are also working with the campaign to improve their commitment to using sustainable fish.

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