Perhaps the messenger makes a difference after all. Now that Charlie has said this I feel so much more relaxed about the state of global fisheries. Odd, huh?
PRINCE Charles has warned the nation’s “iconic national dish” – the fish and chip supper – could be at risk without more sustainable fish stock management.
Making a speech to representatives from the world’s fishing industry in Edinburgh yesterday, the Prince of Wales said he hopes Britain’s national dish remains on the menu for many years to come.
“Fish and chips are part of British culture, one of our iconic national dishes, but I wonder if it is an aspect of our national life that we can safely say can be sustained indefinitely?” he said.
Reminiscing back to his school days, the heir to the throne added, “When I was at school here in Scotland I used to escape down to Inverness to enjoy fish and chips.
“It never occurred to me that I was eating food that had such a reliance on how we treat a wild natural resource.”
The prince used his address to highlight the research of his International Sustainability Unit’s (ISU) marine program, which has found ways in which fish stocks can be managed more sustainably.
“The simple fact is that fish and chip shops rely on there being plenty more fish in the sea, and that is only going to be the case if we take care of fish stocks now and plan for them to be there long into the future,” Charles said.