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Article Date: 2014-11-11

Some of the UK’s top fish and chip businesses from across the country are set to embark on an educational study trip to North East Scotland next month (2-3 December) as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.

Finalists from two award categories -Best Newcomer Award and Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award – have been invited to take part in the exclusive trip which is organised by Seafood Scotland and funded by The Scottish Seafood Partnership.

Visiting the port of Peterhead, the finalists will gain insight into North East Scotland’s key role within the UK fishing industry for the landing and processing of major whitefish species.

As Peterhead is the largest whitefish port in Europe, the visit will give finalists the opportunity to learn about the supply channels for haddock and cod from Scotland to the rest of the UK and further afield.

Paul Williams, Chief Executive of Seafish, commented: "We want to ensure that the UK’s top fish and chip shops are not only serving up the tastiest portions but they also know about supply chains and have a strong grounding of the wider seafood industry.

"These trips are a great way of supporting and improving industry knowledge of our fish and chip shops. This is a rare opportunity to get some real insight into what it takes to get fresh fish from sea to plate.”

Graham Young, Head of Seafood Scotland, said: "We are pleased to be able to show finalists the superb quality and variety of sustainable seafood that is available from Scotland, and to tell the story of heritage and pride that is our industry. We are sure they will have a trip to remember.”

The National Fish & Chip Awards recognises the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses across the UK.

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