TourFish (Tourism for Inshore Fishing, Food and Sustainability) was a project funded by the INTERREG IVA 2 Seas programme. It bought together the expertise from two previous INTERREG projects 'GIFS' and 'Fish and Chips' alongside other partners including Sidmouth Trawlers, Nausicaa and Festival L'Homme et la Mer and Haliotika in Guilvinec. The purpose of the project was to begin to explore the socio-economic opportunities that might result from thinking about agri-food and fisheries in the context of Responsible Tourism. A common theme running throughout TourFish was to use the idea of Responsible Tourism to explore the links from production (sea or farm) to plate and to demonstrate new opportunities for sustainable development.

TourFish was divided into two phases. Phase 1 delivered a Conference in Hastings called "Food Fisheries and Tourism: New Opportunities for Sustainable Development" and the production of a Special Focus 2 Seas Magazine. Phase 2 explored the ideas presented in phase 1 and applied them in six case studies. A guide for Responsible Tourism was written to draw together the experiences of the project and provide a tool for others wishing to explore the ideas further. The outputs from phase 1 and phase 2 can all be found in this website.

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Financed by the European Regional Development Fund

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2Seas TourFish Magazine Published click here