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Want To Know More About Dorset Seafood? There's An App For That

Fish Advisor app screenshot © DWT

8:05am 31st October 2014

Want to make better choices about buying and eating local seafood? There's an app for that. And it's thanks to Dorset Wildlife Trust.

It's called the Fish Advisor and it allows users to get more information about a variety of Dorset caught species and their fishing methods.

Rod and line caught mackerel gets approval, but we're urged to avoid eating shark completely.

There are 40 species of fish caught in Dorset alone, using mainly traditional methods.

DWT's Marine Conservation Officer, Emma Rance said, "On a global scale marine species face an uncertain future.  They are threatened by overfishing and unselective, damaging fishing methods.  However, on a local scale, there is something we can all do to help, and using DWT's new Fish Advisor app will mean the general public can find out more about the seafood they consume.  We are encouraging everyone to choose species that are caught locally, using more sensitive capture methods such as rod and line, or pots.  By making the right decisions in a fishmongers, café or restaurant, we can improve the health of Dorset's seas.  The power is with the people!"

The 'Fish Advisor' app, available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, is part of DWT's 'Great Dorset Seafood Campaign'.

The app is available to download on a variety of devices:

Apple - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id927625772

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.leegilham.gdsffishad


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