As every fool know, the humble cod, key ingredient of that most British of dishes, the fish supper, is in trouble. Europe's attempts to regulate the fishing industry is a joke, with loads of dead fish being dumped over the sides of trawlers rather than brought ashore. We've replaced over-fishing for food with over-fishing for bureaucracy.
A couple of glimmers on the horizon:
1. The Guardian is reporting that top chefs are backing Greenpeace's campaign for sustainable fish. And we all know that sleb chefs are the Bonos du jour - cf healthy eating and animal welfare.
2. A sustainable fish & chip shop has opened in South Kensington, London to rave reviews. I'm in London today, but unfortunately won't get a chance to kit S Ken to check it out for myself.
Maybe the cod will overtake the polar bear as the eco-symbol of the year. Stranger things have happened!