Sustainability ratings are upgraded

October 6th 2014

We have been rewarded for our commitment to sustainable fish stocks with an upgraded rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

The SRA, which helps restaurants source food more sustainably, manage resources more efficiently and work more closely with their communities, has increased the Brae chippy’s sustainability rating from two to three.

We have also received an upgrade – from 4 to 4.5 – from the group Fish2Fork which campaigns for restaurants to sell sustainably-caught fish.

Ninety-eight per cent of the fish and shellfish sold by the Brae chippy comes from Marine Stewardship Council-accredited stocks.

Manager John Gold said: “Almost all of the fish we sell comes from sustainable stocks, with our haddock, mussels, scallops and crab all MSC-accredited.

“We have been working hard over the past few years to get to this point – but we won’t stop there. We’d like to be in a position where all the fish and shellfish we sell come from sustainable stocks.

“Our customers are becoming more aware of the benefits of buying from sustainable stocks.

“And as a business we know that this makes sense – by selling from sustainable stocks we know that we will always be able to have high quality produce to sell in the shop.”

He added: “It also helps to support the fishing industry locally as it works to ensure there are plentiful stocks for future generations of fishermen.”