Mitchell’s Fish Market on Monday announced that it received chain-of-custody certification to sell Marine Stewardship Council-certified sea bass.
Mitchell’s says it’s the first large-scale U.S. restaurant chain to earn chain-of-custody certification under the MSC sustainable fisheries program, which took a year to obtain. It’s also working to earn MSC chain-of-custody certification for other seafood menu items and has united with other environmentally conscious fishermen, retailers, processors and consumers worldwide to support sustainable seafood.
“We are constantly evaluating the seafood we feature,” said Sam Tancredi, president and COO of Mitchell’s. “We have a distinct understanding of how our decisions influence the world’s oceans, so we strive to protect and preserve the long-term sustainability of all seafood served in our restaurants.”
The 20-restaurant upscale seafood chain, located mainly in the Midwest, was acquired by Heathrow, Fla.-based Ruth’s Chris Steak House in 2007.