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Captain’s fish and chip takeaway earns blue fish label for sustainability

Article Date: 2018-01-22

Captain’s fish and chip takeaway in Hertfordshire earns a coveted sustainable fish certificate, from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

The news means that Captain’s takeaway can now use the MSC blue fish ecolabel on its cod and haddock, assuring customers that the fish sold has been responsibly caught using sustainable methods. It also means it can be traced back to the fishermen who caught it.

certified sustainable fish.

Captain’s are now in the final stage running to be crowned no.1 fish chip in the UK as part of the National Fish and Chips Awards, and are the winner in their region.

For 18 years, Captain’s has been the go-to fish and chip shop in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshirewith the queue of customers snaking out of the door, the stuff of local legend.Owner Tony and his brothers are the third generation of their family to have been in the fish and chip business, so they know how to cook Britain’s traditional national takeaway dish to perfection.

"We make sure we educate our customers into knowing that by choosing the blue fish ecolabel they are helping to keep our waters full and plentiful for future generations to enjoy sustainable fish. Long live fish and chips!”

George Clark, senior commercial manager at the MSC, said:"It’s such a huge achievement for Captain’s in getting MSC certified. If there’s no fish then there’s no fish and chips, and by choosing the blue fish ecolabel, Captain’s are supporting the future of our oceans and the future of our nation’s favourite takeaway.”

Choosing the blue fish label from fisheries, retailers, brands and restaurants guarantees sustainable, traceable methods and helps protect the life in our oceans for generations to come.

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