Fish City Belfast wins UK's Top 3 Good Catch - Sustainable Award
Fish City in Belfast will represent Northern Ireland as they have been presented with the UK's Top 3 Good Catch Sustainable Award.
The award ceremony, organised by Seafish, will be held in London in January 2018.
Fish City owner's John and Grainne Lavery are delighted that the business has received this incredible recognition
The restaurant based in the Ann Street area has a philosophy on sustainability and sourcing seafood.
Grainee commented: "Sustainability is central to our policy on protecting the environment at Fish City.
“We have worked hard to ensure our customers and partners are fully informed, as we promote sustainability, ethically sourced seafood and of course health and wellbeing.
“We designed a Fish City ‘Kids Club’ partnering with local schools. We educate the children on these issues while encouraging them to try the different kinds of sustainable seafood, and of course have some fun!"
Fish City has already achieved several awards this year, among which are Seafood Restaurant of the Year and runner up on the Sustainable Tourism Award.
Last week it was announced they also won Top 3 UK Healthy Eating award.
John said: “When we change our menu, we take great care and attention to ensure the seafood we chose in our dishes are MSC certified and MCS ethically sourced.
“We need to have an absolute guarantee that stock from any designated area is sustainable before we decide to use it.
“We can source details including where it was caught right down to what ship it came in on! It is all about full traceability and provenance. We also research on the MSC Good Fish Guide to confirm if there have been any changes to the recommendations and ratings of the seafood we use."
The Fish and Chip restaurant owner added: “We strongly believe it is important to ensure that oceans and fish stocks are secure for future generations.
"Supporting sustainability and looking after the environment is ultimately good for everyone, including our customers.”
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