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Published on Sep 29, 2015
Millions of kids haven’t experienced traditional sea-side pastimes like rock-pooling and fishing, however they are more adventurous when it comes to eating seafood – and now an education programme is being launched to encourage them to think more about where fish comes from and to help them broaden their seafood palate
A new education campaign has been launched to teach children, especially in inland and inner city areas, about the variety of seafood available and how it gets from the ocean to our tables.
New research shows that almost one in six British kids have never been to the seaside and the majority have never been fishing, or crabbing.
When it comes to eating seafood, cod is the most commonly eaten fish by kids, however 72% eat tuna, salmon (59%) and haddock (53%), while one in five have tried crab, 18% pollock, 13% seabass & 15% squid. The survey has been released by Seafish (the UK’s seafood industry body) as it launches the community led education programme aimed at helping kids who may not have experienced it first-hand to get up close and personal with seafood, with the longer term view of encouraging young chefs to be confident cooking with fish in the future.