31st Oct 2016
Three MSC certified fish and chip shops have been recognised for leading the way in the sourcing and promotion of sustainable fish and shellfish.
Rockfish in Brixham, Devon, Fish City in Belfast and Papa’s Fish and Chips in Hull, East Yorkshire, are all finalists in the Good Catch – The Sustainable Seafood Award at the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards.
As well as demonstrating strong policies and procedures with regard to responsible sourcing of the fish and shellfish, the three businesses also impressed judges with the lengths they go to to educate and inform customers on the sustainability credentials of the seafood they serve, including details of the journey that the fish used takes from net to plate.
They were also asked how they would encourage other fish and chip shops to take a responsible attitude to serving sustainable fish and shellfish.
Steve Tilston from Norfisk, which sponsors the award along with MSC and MCS, comments: “With food provenance driving consumer choice, the question of where and how seafood has been sourced has never been more important.
“It is encouraging to see that even the smallest of businesses are demonstrating their commitment towards responsible sourcing. Sustainability is such a topical issue within our industry; the National Fish & Chip Awards do an excellent job of promoting the importance of fish provenance. We congratulate the three finalists and look forward to seeing who comes out on top.”
Over the coming weeks, finalists will receive further mystery judging assessments by awards judges who will undertake in-depth audits of both the front and back of house and also assess the level of customer service and quality of the fish and chips on offer. The overall winner will be announced at the National Fish and Chip Awards ceremony in London on 26th January 2017.
By Fry Online 31st October