THE BLUE
COOKBOOK

Delicious, future-friendly recipes
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A new year is coming. A chance to make better choices for us, and our planet. Where better to start than with the food we eat every day. Choose sustainable seafood, understand what is on your plate and enjoy cooking in the knowledge you are helping to build a #BigBlueFuture.

Because the choice you make here...

...makes waves here.

Because the choice you make here...

...makes waves here.

AND THE CHOICE IS SIMPLE

Just Look for the MSC label WHEN YOU BUY YOUR SEAFOOD AND HELP protect our oceans and seafood for future generations.

Let's cook!

BROWSE RECIPES

Did you know?

up to 10% of the global population relies on fisheries for their livelihoods

MEET THE CHEFS

The Big Blue Cookbook recipes were devised by 10 incredible chefs from across the world.

Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.

Director of culinary operations, Singapore and South East Asia at Hyatt Hotels Corporation An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Director of culinary operations, Singapore and South East Asia at Hyatt Hotels Corporation An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co. 
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability. 

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co. 
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability. 

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shangai,  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shangai,  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic and Roots, her latest cookbook.

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic and Roots, her latest cookbook.

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

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Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.

Director of culinary operations, Singapore and South East Asia at Hyatt Hotels Corporation An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Director of culinary operations, Singapore and South East Asia at Hyatt Hotels Corporation An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co. 
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability. 

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co. 
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability. 

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shangai,  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shangai,  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic and Roots, her latest cookbook.

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic and Roots, her latest cookbook.

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.”

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.”

Director of culinary operations, Grand Hyatt Singapore.
An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Director of culinary operations, Grand Hyatt Singapore.
An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co.  
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability.

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co.  
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability.

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Shanghai , Pudong  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited
Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.    

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Shanghai , Pudong  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited
Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.    

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant. Rebeca defines her cuisine as intuitive, simple, original and very personal.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant. Rebeca defines her cuisine as intuitive, simple, original and very personal.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

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Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Chef, author and co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.
One of the world’s most passionate sustainable fishing advocates, Bart is a chef, author and the co-founder of the seafood brand Fish Tales.

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.”

Head chef, restaurateur and mentor, Hanko Sushi and ToQyo Food Street.
Having worked with sushi for over 10 years now, Jesper has developed a sense of patience as well as appreciation for details and accuracy. He has sought inspiration for making sushi the Nordic way from around the world and especially Japan. Fish ninja, food explorer and in his own words also a poor sailor – Jesper brings sustainability with him wherever he goes. Hanko Sushi’s 25 restaurants were MSC certified in 2019 and only serve sustainable MSC & ASC certified seafood.”

Director of culinary operations, Grand Hyatt Singapore.
An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Director of culinary operations, Grand Hyatt Singapore.
An Australian national with over 35 years of culinary experience, Lucas’ experience has seen him work in world-class kitchens around the world. An advocate for preserving the planet for future generations, when Lucas became Director of Culinary Operations at Grand Hyatt Singapore in 2010 he immediately initiated a review of the hotel’s food sources as part of Hyatt’s food philosophy “Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served”. His hard work was recognised by Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) when the hotel was awarded the Chain of Custody certification by both bodies in 2015.

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co.  
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability.

Multi-award-winning Food NetworkCelebrity Chef, Culinary Director of The Siba Co.  
Chef Siba is a culinary extraordinaire, food expert, author, entrepreneur! The first global South African celebrity chef best known for her cooking show, Siba's Table on The Food Network and Cooking Channel which airs in over 135 countries across the globe. She is the founder and culinary director of The Siba Co, a Food Solutions and Innovation Company. She is an anti-hunger activist and lends her voice to all matters relating to food security and sustainability.

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Shanghai , Pudong  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited
Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.    

Executive Chef from  Kerry Hotel Shanghai , Pudong  under Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group Limited
Chef Otto has accumulated over 27 years of culinary experience by working at prestigious establishments. Born and raised in Malaysia, he has a great knowledge of culinary culture and infuses flavours from his global background into his creations. His outstanding talent and dedication have won him numerous press and award recognitions.    

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.

Tv chef and author of cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.
Dagny Ros Asmundsdottir is an Icelandic cook and TV personality. She is also author of the cookbooks Easy Iceland and Easy Nordic.

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning chef and culinary director.
Frida Ronge is an award-winning Swedish chef and the culinary director for Tak and Unn restaurants in Stockholm, which serve a large proportion of seafood. 

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Award-winning seafood restaurateur, seafood ambassador and writer.
Mitch Tonks is a highly acclaimed and award-winning seafood restaurateur, food writer and supporter of sustainable fishing and the industry, and a long-standing MSC UK ambassador.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant. Rebeca defines her cuisine as intuitive, simple, original and very personal.

Chef, restaurateur, and former contestant on Top Chef Spain.
Rebeca Hernández is a chef and owner of La Berenjena restaurant in Madrid, and a former Top Chef Spain contestant. Rebeca defines her cuisine as intuitive, simple, original and very personal.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

Chef, culinary director and co-founder of the Scout Canning seafood brand.
Chef Charlotte Langley hails from Prince Edward Island, Canada where she cultivated a ‘Maritime Chic’ style of cooking and a deep love for the oceans. Charlotte has over 15 years of practice as a chef & culinarian, and in that time has forged a reputation for herself as a creative multi-tasker utterly dedicated to the art and craft of cooking. Charlotte takes her cues from the ingredients- fresh, local, seasonal and delicious. She handles them with respect and reverence, priding herself on her relationships with fishers, farmers and artisans.

EXPLORE THE SPECIES

TUNA

ONE of the world’s most popular seafoods and one of the most economically valuable.

Tuna can be found in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea.

Many stocks are healthy and being fished sustainably (around 25% of global tuna catch is currently MSC certified, so plenty to choose from). Other stocks are still overfished, so it’s vital you choose your tuna with care! Tuna are some of the fastest swimmers in the ocean. Some yellowfin tuna have had burst speeds recorded of around 30mph.

MUSSELS

The soft meat of mussels is considered an extremely healthy delicacy, packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids and many other nutrients KEY to a balanced diet.

The common mussel is mainly found in the eastern and northern North Atlantic and in the White Sea, but can also be found in the North Pacific.

Sustainable fisheries have to ensure their gear has only minimal impact on the seabed. Mussels are extremely efficient natural water filters. A single mussel filters up to 15 litres of seawater per day for its breathing and nutrition.

COD

Cod is a hugely popular fish and has been part of the European diet since the Stone Age. There are three known cod species: Atlantic, Pacific and Greenland. 

Cod can be found all over the world in cold waters, but MSC certified cod are fished in the Northeast Atlantic and North Pacific Ocean.

Cod stocks have been heavily overfished, so it is vital to buy sustainably sourced cod, and support the efforts of MSC and sustainable fisheries to recover stocks. Cod have an organ on their chin called a barbel which has tastebuds, helping them find food in murky water.

HAKE

Hake - memberS of the cod family - are one of the healthiest fish because the tender meat is very low in fat, and also contains phosphorus and calcium for healthy bone growth.

Hake are fished in the Southeast, Southwest and Northeast Pacific and the Southeast and Northeast Atlantic.

Hake become sexually mature relatively late which means overfished stocks will recover slowly. So it is important to buy only fully grown fish from sustainable fisheries. Hake are nocturnal hunters. Their favourite prey are smaller schooling fish such as herrings, sprats, mackerels and sardines.

HALIBUT

Halibut are part of a group of three species of large flatfish in the right-eye flounder family. They include the Pacific, Atlantic and Greenland halibut.

MSC certified halibut is fished in the Northeast and Northwest Pacific Ocean and Northeast Atlantic.

Atlantic halibut stocks are low in many areas, prompting efforts to stabilise levels. Some areas are recording a return to very high levels thanks to these measures. The Atlantic halibut is one of the world’s largest flatfish, reaching up to 4.6 metres in length.

LOBSTER

The lobster is a large crustacean from the same group as shrimp, prawns and crayfish.

MSC certified lobsters are fished in the Northwest and East Atlantic. Rock lobsters are fished in the Central and Southeast Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and West Indian Ocean.

Lobsters play an important role in the marine ecosystem but European and some North American stocks are at serious risk of overfishing. This is why it is vital to buy only lobsters from sustainable fisheries. Lobsters are typically blue, green, grey or brown in the wild. Their more recognisable red colouring is caused by astaxanthin, a pigment which is released when lobster is cooked.

PRAWN

Shrimp and prawn are central to various cuisines from different cultures. They owe their great popularity not only to their taste but also to their versatility.

Wild prawns are fished all over the world, in the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Indian Oceans.

The risk of overfishing with shrimp is relatively low, but growing demand is causing pressure on some stocks. A prawn’s size can vary considerably depending on the species, from just an inch or so, up to 30cm.

Pike PERCH

Light and tender, Pike PERCH is popular in fish dishes across Scandinavia and Europe.

Pike perch live in freshwater habitats such as deep-water lakes, ponds, canals and rivers. They are mainly found in Eastern Europe to Eastern Asia.

The introduction of pike perch to new countries caused the decline of some smaller fish. Fisheries must limit impact to the environment and other species to meet the MSC Fisheries Standard. In Sweden, pike perch is the most economically important fish species for the commercial freshwater fisheries.

Haddock

Haddock is a member of the cod family. It has a mild flavour, firm flesh and moist texture, and is the best white fish for smoking thanks to its sweetness.

Haddock are fished in the Northeast and Northwest Atlantic.

When female haddock reproduce they can give birth to 1 million tiny eggs. Not all of these grow up to become adult haddock though. Haddock have a dark blotch on their side, sometimes referred to as a “Devil’s thumbprint”.

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"The harbour was the world to us and all we ever wanted to do was emulate our fathers and friends and go to sea and catch fish."


Andrew Pascoe, Owner of fishing boat Ajax, Penzance, UK

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Eye Image Credits

Species illustrations: Scandinavian Fishing Year Book


People from the sea: MSC / Nigel Millard


Photo of Chef Lucas: Grand Hyatt Singapore


Photo of Chef Dagny: Bas Bogaerts


Photo of Chef Frida: Lennart Weibull


Photo of Chef Mitch: www.therockfish.co.uk


Fish video: iStock

Photo of Chef Otto: Executive chef Otto Goh from Kerry Hotel Shanghai


Photo of Chef Bart: David Loftus


Photo of Chef Charlotte: Rick O’Brien


Photo of Chef Siba: The Siba Co


Photo of Chef Jesper: Tuukka Ervasti/MSC


Photo of Chef Rebeca: Donna Salama


Porthole: Getty Images