Sustainable Fish Stamps released today!
We've announced the launch of our Sustainable Fish Special #Stamps
issue, launched on World Environment Day #wed2014
are the first ever #philatelic
set by Royal Mail to have been produced to help champion a consumer message around an environmental issue – that of sustainable fishing in British waters.
The 10-stamp set highlights the beauty of marine fish as well as providing guidance and encouragement to consumers on how to conserve UK fisheries. Many familiar fish are severely threatened due to a variety of factors including overfishing – this stamp issue raises awareness of the threat and also provides a sustainable alternative.
Five of the species illustrated are fish that are threatened in UK waters; Common Skate; Spiny Dogfish (sometimes called Rock Salmon); Wolffish; Sturgeon and Conger Eel, while five are species from sustainable populations which provide viable alternatives for fisheries and consumers: Herring; Red Gurnard; Dab; Pouting and Cornish Sardine.
The plight of fisheries has caused increasing public concern in recent years, with some organisations offering advice to consumers on which seafood to purchase and supermarket chains actively informing their customers about making informed choices. There have also been a number of TV programmes highlighting the issue.
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