Fish fryers commit to sustainable seafood

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 9, 2012

The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) has pledged to draw up a sustainable seafood sourcing code encouraging fish-and-chip shops throughout the United Kingdom to help ensure that the seafood they’re menuing originates from responsibly managed fisheries.

The commitment came on Tuesday as His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales met with NFFF representatives aboard the Marine Scotland research vessel FRV Scotia, moored at Leith Harbour, Edinburgh, during the 6th World Fisheries Congress.

at the event, NFFF President Gregg Howard said a “responsible sourcing code” will be drawn up by the NFFF in conjunction with the Young Fish Friers group and Good Catch Award winners. The NFFF has agreed to work with the Marine Stewardship Council and Good Catch to support fish-and-chip shops seeking MSC chain-of-custody certification, providing a simplified process allowing more shops to become involved.

The NFFF also joined more 100 other signatories worldwide in signing the Prince’s International Sustainability Unit global declaration on good fisheries.

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