Fleetwood chippie leads the way when it comes to a sustainable fish supper

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 24 January 2014

Fleetwood chippie leads the way when it comes to a sustainable fish supper MCS applauds efforts as Lancashire business scoops seafood award MCS says the performance of a Lancashire fish and chip shop in recent industry awards highlighting sustainability is a credit to staff who are converting customers to making smarter fish choices over the fryer.

Fleetwood chippie leads the way when it comes to a sustainable fish supper MCS applauds efforts as Lancashire business scoops seafood award MCS says the performance of a Lancashire fish and chip shop in recent industry awards highlighting sustainability is a credit to staff who are converting customers to making smarter fish choices over the fryer. Richardson’s Fish & Chips, based in Fleetwood, has won the Good Catch Award at the National Fish and Chip Awards in London. Frankies Chip Shop from Brae on the Shetland Islands and Kingfisher Fish and Chips, Plymouth were runners up. . The Good Catch Award, which is part of the National Fish and Chip Awards, is supported by MCS, and rewards fish and chip shops that have made a conscious effort to change the way in which they responsibly source their fish and in doing so, help protect the industry for the future. Richardson’s was also crowned the best fish and chip shop in the North West for the second year on the trot. MCS Fisheries Officer, Samuel Stone, who was on the judging panel with the Marine Stewardship Council for the Good Catch Award says Richardson’s have really taken the sustainable message to the core of their businesses. “It’s great to see that our chippies are making responsible choices by selling sustainable seafood. Richardson’s have a great range of certified sustainable, and really good tasting fish on the menu and their shop is filled with loads of great information about their seafood - they even have their seafood policy up on the wall for customers to see. Ø MCS says it’s fantastic to see local businesses do their bit to support sustainable seafood. “Our shared marine resources need more of these kinds of businesses to keep encouraging our fisheries to improve. Ø Sam Stone, MCS Fisheries Officer. The charity says the competition was extremely close this year, a sign of the ever increasing standards behind providing the UK’s national dish.

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