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Published 14/05/2015 | 16:26

Divers at the Sea Life London Aquarium took to the depths of the million litre Ocean Display tank to tuck in to a traditional Friday fish supper
Divers at the Sea Life London Aquarium took to the depths of the million litre Ocean Display tank to tuck in to a traditional Friday fish supper

Divers have tucked into a traditional Friday fish supper with a difference - it was underwater.

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The stunt in the million-litre Ocean Display at the Sea Life London Aquarium was to kick off a campaign urging people to ensure that the fish they eat is sustainable.

The campaign is a joint scheme between the aquarium and Sustainable Fish Cities, an initiative backed by not-for-profit organisations with the aim of removing endangered and unsustainable fish from menus in the UK.

Rebecca Carter, education and conservation manager at the Sea Life London Aquarium, said: "We're not suggesting people stop eating fish - Friday's traditional fish supper is a British institution, and a delicious one at that.

"But to keep it, we need to be mindful of which species are sustainable and which aren't, and which restaurants and shops are working with organisations like Sustainable Fish Cities to ensure the stock they sell is sustainably sourced.

"If we don't act now, and continue to eat fish that is being destructively sourced despite the warnings, then it'll be too late - we risk irreparably damaging entire marine ecosystems."

Visitors to the Sea Life London Aquarium from May 23 to 31 can learn about which fish are sustainable, which are not, and what they can do to help.

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