On the occasion of World Ocean Day, on 8th June tomorrow, “Ode to Shellfish”, the theme of this year’s commitment to marine products, was announced by the Relais & Châteaux, a group of 580 luxury hotels and restaurants in the world.
Seafood Legacy has been supporting the activities of Relais & Châteaux Delegation Japan & Korea since October 2019. Regarding this year’s commitment, we have assessed the sustainability of shellfish used by the chefs of the Delegation Japan & Korea and provided advice.
For more information, please read press release (Japanese) .
Among shellfish, bivalves, which do not require to be fed by humans for their growth, are recognized as an indicator for marine ecosystems. Through a wide range of activities, such as using bivalves for the menu, holding cooking classes, sharing recipes, and visiting producers, chefs from Relais & Châteaux around the world will promote the beauty of bivalves, which are sustainable ingredients, to consumers.
Also, from 3: 30 to 4: 00 p.m. on July 14 (Wed) in Japanese time, Our CEO, Wakao Hanaoka, and Senior Officer, Aiko Yamauchi will look back on the activities of the past year and discuss what we have learned together with Relais & Châteaux on Facebook live. (Japanese)
Keep an eye on our journey!