Yorkshire chip shop recognised for sustainable fish sourcing
A Yorkshire fish and chip shop has been commended for its use of only sustainably-sourced fish.
Whitby’s Quayside chip shop has become the first in the Yorkshire region to receive the stamp of approval from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which is the international certification programme for fisheries, seafood firms, scientists and conservation groups.
Just 12 fish and chip stores in the UK have acquired the MSC certificate, along with a handful of restaurants including Raymond Blanc’s Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
Stuart Fusco, chef and director at Quayside, commented: “Serving sustainably sourced fish is important as fish supplies have to be responsibly managed if we are to enjoy fish and chips for years
“We have been serving only sustainably sourced fish for many years but it is good to have MSC certification to reassure our customers that they are making the right choice for the environment when they come to Quayside.”
Quayside has served sustainably caught fish since it opened in 1999, and was granted the MSC stamp after its supply chain, from sea to shop, was independently audited.
The fish and chip shop’s fishermen, wholesalers, retailers and restaurant must all be MSC certified to achieve the stamp of approval.
MCS is a not-for-profit organisation and is recognised as the best programme in the world for seafood traceability certification, and it’s blue ecolabel can be found on 11,000 products worldwide.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Miranda Dobson .
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