Pisces-Responsible Fish Restaurants is dependent on a network of fishers, chefs, staff on environmental groups, fish buyers and others without which we wouldn’t have a hope of seeing our vision fulfilled.
Caroline Bennett takes the initiative on land. She came back from Japan in the 1990s and set up the first conveyer-belt sushi restaurant in Britain. Japanese cuisine, of course, includes  large amounts of fish, and it wasn’t long until Caroline became aware of environmental issues, starting with blue fin tuna. She became increasingly involved in food issues, and first met Malcolm through Invest in Fish, a project that brought together stakeholders involved in fisheries in south-west England in an attempt to agree a long term solutions. Caroline and Malcolm have since collaborated trying out ideas for better fish sourcing by and to restaurants, within Pisces. For Caroline this has been part of a much wider practical initiative to reduce food miles within Moshi Moshi, work with seasonal foods, increase sustainability, introduce direct sourcing, increase links with local food producers and generally act as a responsible restaurant. Caroline is also a board member of Slow Food UK. You can contact Caroline here.
Malcolm MacGarvin takes the lead at sea. A biologist with a Ph.D in ecology, in the mid-1980s he left research to work with environmental groups. In the early 1990s his Greenpeace book on the North Sea was translated into all major European languages. Other work included coauthoring Choose or Lose for WWF (2000) on a strategy for fisheries recovery,  leading to the Invest in Fish SW project (Final Report 2007), and writing Deep-Water Fishing for Greenpeace (2005). He works as a consultant for the European Commission’s DG Environment, and was executive editor, and wrote the fish chapter Taking Stock for one of European Environment Agency’s most successful publications, Late Lessons from Early Warnings (and has recently finished working on its sequel). He was also a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s inquiry (2004) into the Future of the Scottish Fishing Industry. Malcolm has probably spent as much time as anyone ‘going between the lines’ with fishermen, environmentalist and others. His photography has featured in journals, national newspapers and on this website. When not getting wet at sea for Pisces, Malcolm sits behind a desk working on global trend bending, on future business structures, and long finance. You can contact Malcolm here

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