Yorkshire's champion chippie lands sustainable fish award

Employees at Whitby’s Quayside fish and chip shop

The Quayside in Whitby has become the first fish and chip shop in Yorkshire to get the prestigious Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) stamp of approval - which assures that its fish is sustainably sourced.

Only 12 fish and chip shops in the UK have MSC certification.

The fish and chip shop is currently North East Champion in the Fish and Chip Independent Take-away of the Year awards.

Stuart Fusco, chef and director at Quayside, said: “We can tell our customers exactly where their golden haddock and hake came from, from the name of the boat down to the area where it was caught and on what date.

"Serving sustainably sourced fish is important as fish supplies have to be responsibly managed if we are to enjoy fish and chips for years to come.”