Our Blue City award celebrates communities that have made great progress in ensuring their seafood is sustainable.
It recognises cities and other areas where at least half the restaurants have achieved a Fish2fork blue fish rating.
The scheme is an ideal vehicle for councils, local institutions, and tourist organisations to highlight what is being done in their area for marine sustainability and to spur the restaurant sector and supply chain into action.
The greater the proportion of restaurants that satisfy Fish2fork’s sustainability expectations, the higher the Blue City award will be,
Cities where 50-60 per cent of restaurants achieve blue fish ratings will get a one star Blue City award, rising to five stars for those with more than 90 per cent.
In 2014 Plymouth became the first to win our prestigious Blue City award when 39 of 76 restaurants to be assessed in the city centre earned blue fish ratings. Paul Cox, director of conservation and communication at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, described it as “a real feather in the cap for the city”.