GIVE ANYONE A FISH AND THEY'LL EAT FOR A DAY, TEACH THEM HOW TO SUSTAINABLY FISH AND THEY'LL EAT FOREVER.
How many other proverbs out there could use a little modernisation? Should Arrested Development go back into the recording studio? Not only is the old proverb a little sexist, it also ignores one of the biggest dilemmans of today: Overfishing doesn't just effect the fish, eventually it will also effect the fishermen. I'm surprised at how few fish and chip shops in London pride themselves on sustainably sourced fish. In this small but worthy club there is Toffs of Muswell Hill, Fish Club of St John's Wood, Kerbisher & Malt of Shepherd's Bush, Poppies of Spitalfields Market, and Olleys of Brockwell Park, Brixton. Do you know of any? Nationally, just 30 fish'n'chip shops are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Greenpeace have a great resource on finding out more on where to find sustainable seafood, and also what to avoid.