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Over a quarter of shops shortlisted for National Fish & Chip Shop Awards are MSC certified

Article Date: 2016-08-09

The shortlist of 62 top fish and chip shops competing in the National Fish and Chip Shop Awards 2017 features a total of 17 MSC chippies who all serve certified sustainable and traceable fish with the blue ecolabel. The national award recognises and rewards businesses producing the best fish and chips in the UK.

The judges for the awards assess businesses on a variety of criteria which cover

The list of finalists aiming for the coveted title of ‘best fish and chip shop in the UK’ for 2017 reveal that there are plenty of MSC certified chip shops now across the nation – with certified chip shop finalists listed in all regions recognised by the awards.

The MSC has seen a significant rise in the number of fish and chip shops getting MSC certification across the country, with numbers of fish and chip shops doubling in

The current best chippie, Simpsons Fish & Chips in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire was named Independent Takeaway Fish & Chip Shop of the Year in January. The family-run business has proudly been MSC certified since 2013.

"MSC accreditation aligns with everything that the awards stand for; ensuring a sustainable future for the fish and chip industry. It’s encouraging to see more and more shops understanding the benefits of responsible sourcing.”

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