Tuna off the menu at London restaurant Sushinho

14 April 2010 by
Tuna off the menu at London restaurant Sushinho

London restaurant Sushinho has become the first sushi outlet in the capital to take tuna off its menu.

The restaurant on King's Road in Chelsea has made the decision on the back of the EU's recent decision to support a ban on international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna until stocks recover.

Sushino argues that while yellowfin tuna is still much less overfished than its bluefin cousin, stocks are likely to suffer as a consequence of the bluefin fishing ban.

Oliver Girardet, owner of Sushinho, said: "With half of the fish eaten in Europe dished up in restaurants, it is time that restaurants take the lead and stopped demand at source. We owe it not only to this generation, but to generations to come."

He added that if global tuna stocks return to a healthy level or a sustainable and responsibly caught tuna, the restaurant would consider putting tuna back on the menu.

However, a spokeswoman for the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) told Caterersearch there was a large variety of tuna species with healthy stock levels including yellowfin and skip jack tuna.

"There are more than three million tonnes of tuna other than bluefin that are fished every year where stock levels are healthy," she said.

Seafish Responsible Sourcing Guides >>

Celebrities campaign against Nobu's bluefin tuna >>

Campaigners ask restaurateurs to fight for fish >>

E-mail your comments to Kerstin Kuhn here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs
Looking for a new job? Find your next bar/pub/restaurant/hotel] job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

Insert one of these links:

http://www.caterersearch.com/jobs/browse/bar.htm - Bar Jobs

http://www.caterersearch.com/jobs/browse/pub.htm - Pub Jobs

http://www.caterersearch.com/jobs/browse/restaurant.htm - Restaurant Jobs

http://www.caterersearch.com/jobs/browse/hotel.htm - Hotel Jobs

[Blogs on Caterersearch.com](http://www.caterersearch.com/blogs) Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking