Burton Road Chippy nets a sustainable award
Fish and chip lovers have reason to celebrate this week after Burton Road Chippy became the first in the county to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council certification.
This means that the haddock on Burton Road’s menu can be traced back to sustainable, well-managed fisheries which are helping ensure a sustainable future for our oceans.
The very first sustainable haddock will go on the menu today.
Owner, Des Anastasiou said: “By getting MSC certified we’re proving that we care for the oceans."
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Des is happy being the first MSC certified chippy but doesn't want to be the county's only certified one for long.
He added: "We found the whole idea of serving sustainable fish quite daunting to begin with but we soon discovered it as actually quite straight forward and there was always someone at the end of the phone or email to help.
“I can only say to other fish and chip shops thinking of going for MSC certification, what are you waiting for?”
Burton Road has a long history of scooping awards for their fish and chips.
They are regional winners of The National Fish and Chip Awards, making them one of the top 10 chippies in the UK and are current champions of 'The best chippy chips in the UK' run by the Potato Council.
They also hold the NFFF Quality Award – only awarded to the best fish and chip shops in the UK.
Ruth Westcott, Foodservice Manager for the MSC said: "Every MSC certified haddock that Burton Road serves will help to encourage fisheries to improve their sustainability.
“Less than twenty fish and chip shops in the UK have achieved MSC certification so they are true pioneers.
“That’s great news for fish and chips fans in Lincoln, and throughout the county.
"I hope that their success will help to inspire others to follow their lead.”