‘Don’t worry, there are plenty more fish in the sea’. That’s what I overheard on the tube the other day as one friend consoled the other, presumably over her latest breakup. We’ve all been there and said that, but it did get me thinking… are there actually plenty more fish in the sea? As I’ve already found my fish for life, and with food on my mind as always, I was thinking about the real fish in the real sea. Do we still have loads of those? I have been pondering a little more than usual about which fish we eat – along with taste, we’ve also been thinking about sustainability so the arrival of Trawler Trash to the London restaurant scene couldn’t have been more timely!
Trawler Trash are focused on serving up the lesser known, less desirable fish in an effort to be as sustainable and responsible as possible. It’s an ethos which a certain someone and I are very much on board with and seems like a commendable stance, and it is, but it’s also a very practical one which should be commonplace. According to them, around 15% to 20% of any catch is ‘by-catch’; like those distant cousins you never speak to or that mysterious new girl at work, give them half a chance and you might get along quite well. Jesting aside, the point is simple: the fish has been caught, it’s edible, so let’s eat it.