Seal of approval for North Street haddock

Stuart Atkinson in his North Street chipper with the MSC board.
Stuart Atkinson in his North Street chipper with the MSC board.

A FORFAR fish and chip shop has gained the Marine Stewardship Council’s seal of approval for its haddock.

And the North Street Chip Shop is one of only 12 in the UK that have gained this recognition.

The MSC certification ensures that the fish served by chippy has come from sustainable fish stock.

The fish are also effectively managed and caught in a way that minimises environmental impact.

Owner Stuart Atkinson said: “What this means for our customers is they can buy a fish supper from us and be confident that the fish has come from a sustainable fishing ground and been caught in a sustainable way.

“It is essential that fish stocks are responsibly managed to preserve them for future generations.

“North Street Chip Shop plays its part in this by only purchasing sustainably sourced fish.

“Displaying the MSC logo on our product means we have complete traceability from our counter all the way back to the fishing boat at sea.”

Around the world, the MSC ecolabel recognises and rewards sustainable fishing.

Fish bearing the MSC ecolabel can be traced right back to the boat it was caught by.

You can find out more about MSC on their website at www.msc.org