URBACT, Sustainable Cities Network @ the SS Great Britain

Well yesterday proved to be an excellent meeting of the URBACT network and Sustainable Food Cities Network at the SS Great Britain; with smiling greetings from both elected and Lord Mayor (s) and pledges from the URBACT municipalities to place sustainable food high on the political agenda. We also heard the amazing news that the NHS in Wales has signed up to using ONLY Sustainable Fish in their hospital menu’s. Plus Cardiff has signed up to be the UK’s first Sustainable Fish City on the municipal level – thats a huge amount of sustainable fish meals to be served up in Wales in the next few years. Good news for sustainable aquaculture! Bristol Fish Project is proud to be involved in Bristol’s thriving sustainable food scene!

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Welcoming Robyn to the Team

1980279_10203336751644885_927315868_oWe are very pleased to be joined by the wonderful Robyn Hodgkiss who joins our eager team  – WELCOME ABOARD!

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Bristol Fish Project @phoenix cafe and mention in the Guardian this week!


The team learns to gut and fillet fish in a variety of ways at Dan Stern’s Fish Shop on the Gloucester Road. The last class in our 12 week programme :)

In a circular economy waste = food. Aquaponics uses the waste nitrogen from fish farming to grow plants and can use feed made from waste food too. We are so pleased to be working on building a demo at Phoenix Cafe where you can ‘pay what you feel’ for food provided by Skipchen! There we will be providing additional salad, herbs and veg for the cafe’s menu which changes based on what can be found by skipchen day-to-day.

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Bringing the market to the farm – Farmery Video

Love this cool project which is using aquaponics :)

See how one man is shaking up the way we select and purchase food—by giving local communities a hands-on experience from farm to feed. Filmmakers Gary Breece and Russell Hawkins reveal a new kind of grocery shopping at Ben Greene’s market, the Farmery. Greene’s crop cultivation method allows customers to harvest and buy produce on-site from living wall panels. Greene hopes this will change people’s relationship with what they eat, creating “an intimate connection with their food that they won’t experience anywhere else.”


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Last year’s presentation on the Fish Project

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Phenix Cafe Demo-System so pretty today!

15471_860135020676678_7077188287049302858_nThere she is our beautiful fishplant system set-up and cycling in the Phoenix Cafe where we are demonstrating how plants grown by aquaponics can be used in the cafe for asian dishes and salads. We spent an hour yesterday preparing the propagator with Choi Sum, Nasturtium, Chinese Squash and Watercress – for colourful and nutritious yum yum yum!

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Scribblings from this weeks class

A very fruitful class led us to lots of thinkings and scribblings!photo (7)

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