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Fish Box pledges its support to the Marine Conservation Society

Article Date: 2020-02-10

Fish Box, the express style fish and chip restaurant and takeaway with businesses in Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, has pledged its support to the UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), in 2020.

MCS works to support and protect the UK’s seas, shores and wildlife, leading political, cultural and social change for healthy seas and coasts that support abundant marine wildlife, sustainable livelihoods and enjoyment for all. The charity recently launched a regional campaign which encourages businesses throughout Yorkshire to take both the ‘Single-Use Plastic Reduction Pledge’ and the ‘Sustainable Fish Cities Pledge’. 

To date, Fish Box Whitby and Fish Box Robin Hood’s Bay, owned by Fusco’s of Whitby, are the only two businesses in the local area to sign up to the ‘Pledge to Save Our Seas’ initiative, through a commitment to further reduce its level of single use plastics and continue to only use sustainable fish and seafood.

Adrian Fusco, of Fusco’s of Whitby, comments: “We are proud to show our support to the MCS and hope by doing so we can set the standards for other businesses in the area. Doing the right thing is very important to us and the way we operate and that includes serving certified sustainable fish, which we have done so for many years and are very proud of. By taking part in the initiative we will be extending our sustainability commitment further by only using seafood included on the organisation’s Good Fish Guide.”

Matt Barnes at the Marine Conservation Society said: “We applaud Fish Box for pledging to not only reduce their usage of single-use plastics, but also their commitment to sell only the most sustainable seafood options in accordance with the Good Fish Guide. We hope more local businesses will take the pledge and support our work in protecting and safeguarding our seas for the future.”

Fish Box has also pledged to reduce its level of single use plastics by switching to refillable pumps for its sauces. Adrian Fusco adds: “All our take-away food packaging is already 100% biodegradable, with all of our take-away cups, lids and cartons being compostable. However, we are always looking for ways to further reduce our environmental impact and switching to refillable sauce bottles at both Fish Box’s will make a huge difference to the Yorkshire Coast. We hope other businesses in the area can get onboard with the MCS initiative too.”

Fusco’s of Whitby is a family run business, with fish and chip outlets in Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay including Quayside, Royal Fisheries, Fish Box Whitby and Fish Box Robin Hoods Bay; as well as the Whitby Fish and Chips catering trailer.

For more information about the MCS and the ‘Pledge to Save Our Seas’ campaign, visit

To find out more about Fish Box, including restaurant and takeaway opening times and to view a sample of the menu, visit:

For more information about Fusco’s of Whitby, visit:

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