Monday, 28 September 2009

Pupil's seafood lunch for a global cause

Cardiff Council is joining forces with restaurateurs, caterers, not-for-profit organisations and businesses around the world to promote sustainable seafood.

On Wednesday September 30, primary schools across the city will be taking part in a special lunch to help raise awareness of the issue and increase knowledge of the Marine Stewardship Council.

The MSC is inviting schools across the globe to take part and is providing information packs and resources to help. The event will begin at lunchtime in New Zealand and end on the Pacific coast of the United States.

Sustainable seafood is from either fished or farmed sources that can maintain or increase production in the future without jeopardising the ecosystems where it was acquired. Cardiff Catering has served MSC certified fish on the primary school menu since the launch of the Fish and Kids project two years ago.

Across the UK children in more than a thousand schools will have a sustainable seafood lunch. The MSC will add up the total number of lunches served on the day worldwide and hopes to beat that figure next year.

Executive Member for Schools and Lifelong Learning Cllr Freda Salway said: “This event provides primary schoolchildren with a fantastic opportunity to join up with tens of thousands of pupils all over the world for an exciting international event. The lunch provides an opportunity for the schools, their pupils and Cardiff Catering to get involved in a worthwhile cause.”


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