Award-winning aquarium, The Deep is getting behind Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight Campaign in a bid to reduce the amount of bycatch thrown back into the North Sea, by holding an exciting new Fish Fight night in the Two Rivers restaurant.
In a bid to educate local people about this important cause, The Deep will be holding our first theme night on Thursday 26th July, where diners will be able to sample some of the less well known, but more sustainable fish that is available.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now in support of the campaign. After extensive negotiations on 13th June, the campaign took a major step forward, as the EU Council agreed to ban bycatch being discarded in the North Sea from as early as 2014, starting first with mackerel and herring.
Head Chef, Jon Simpson, explains more: "We are delighted to be supporting this campaign, which has a really important message.
Many people choose the most obvious fish when they are out shopping such as salmon, cod and haddock, but maybe don’t realise that there are some other fantastic options out there, which are more sustainable.
"Through this theme night, we hope we can show people the range of fish that we have locally and change people’s perceptions of what they should buy. We will be cooking some amazing dishes with hake, whiting, arctic char and langoustine and I think people will be really surprised."
The evening is being delivered in partnership with M&J Seafood, who will also be supplying a stunning fresh fish table which will be on show throughout the night. Guests will also have the chance to talk to the team and ask any questions they may have.