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Is MSC the way to win? Great result for certified chippies at the National Fish and Chip Awards

Article Date: 2015-01-29

Increase in award-winning MSC certified chippies, indicates the importance of sustainability

MSC certified fish and chip shops had a great result at this year’s National Fish and Chip awards, winning in seven categories and taking the top prize for the third year running.

MSC certified chippies and restaurants triumphed in seven of the night’s other awards, including:

Field to Frier Award
Simpson’s Fish and Chips, Cheltenham

Independent Fish and Chip restaurant of the Year
Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln

Staff training and development award
Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln

Community Contribution Award
Rockfish, Devon

Best multiple operator
Rockfish, Devon

NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award
Kingfisher Fish and Chips, Plympton, Plymouth


Good Catch success

As well as winning Independent Takeaway of the Year, Frankie’s also won Good Catch: The Sustainable Seafood Award, the second time that the award has also been given to the overall winner. The Good Catch Award is also becoming more popular amongst chip shop owners, as George Clark of the MSC explained. "Frankie’s is a credit to the industry and are paving the way to a sustainable future. Their work is inspiring and I hope it encourages more fish and chip shops across the UK to embrace this philosophy. It gave us great pleasure in awarding them ‘Good Catch’ The Sustainable Seafood Award for 2015.”"If you want to win the award for the best fish and chip shop in the UK you need to be in the Good Catch award. It^s a major tick in the box. We^re delighted to win this award - everyone should be embracing sustainability. For us it^s not just about saying you do something, it^s about proving you do it. The MSC‘s Chain of Custody and ecolabel are a great way to demonstrate and assure everyone of our sustainable practice. ” "

"Becoming MSC certified means a great deal to us…and we’ve invested time in re-jigging the way we operate to incorporate MSC product within our factory. Being MSC certified reassures our customers that we are not just thinking about today, we are thinking about the future for us as a family business and for the future of the entire fishing industry.”, or visit

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