Fish Fight TV campaign starts again
Celebrity chef-turned-campaigning conservationist Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall rides the wave of success from his Fish Fight campaign to take his battle into international waters for his new three-part Channel 4 series Hugh's Fish Fight 2: Save Our Seas.
TV&Satellite Week magazine caught up with him to find out more...
What’s happening next in your new Fish Fight??
“The new dimension for the campaign is the issue of marine reserves and marine protection. It's an issue for anyone who is remotely interested in what’s happening to the seas and for anyone who eats fish.”
Is that something you are looking at all over the world?
?“Yes, the new series takes us to all corners of the Earth, but we look at issues that are important to the UK consumer. Prawns, for example, are consumed in great quantities here and almost all of them are being farmed in tropical waters. Instinctively, you might think that farming fish is good, but the problem is that the prawns need to be fed. In Thailand, we found very disturbingly that some of the fish they use to feed their prawns are being illegally caught in marine reserves. There are some UK supermarkets who stock these products and we are challenging and confronting them about whether they are behaving responsibly.”