Sustainability

ALL OF THE FISH SOLD IN THIS SHOP IS SOURCED FROM ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE WATERS. ENJOY YOUR FISH WITH CONFIDENCE.

French’s Fish Shop is committed to sustainable fishing, we try to use fresh haddock and plaice, which is landed in Britain and is subject to an effective management system that promotes responsible and sustainable fishing.

Our cod is from Icelandic and Norwegian fishing grounds, which is caught and processed within 6 hours. This ensures our fish is always of the highest standard and is consistent

In Iceland, Rammi has received certification according to the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Program for their frozen at sea cod products. Iceland's management systems, fishing methods and practices have been independently scrutinized and meet the highest standards to achieve this accreditation.
Measures taken to achieve this include

  1. prohibiting by law the discarding of commercial species,
  2. extensive area closures to fishing for the protection of juvenile fish and
  3. strictly regulated use of fishing gear with minimum mesh size to allow small fish to escape.
Rammi Poster

PICTURED ABOVE IS THE SKIPPER OF ONE OF THE RAMMI BOATS WITH MARCUS FRENCH.

This is in addition to the scientifically assessed and strictly controlled individually transferable quota system. In the Barents Sea, Ocean Trawlers has received Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its Wild Fresh Frozen at Sea cod and haddock fisheries.

Around 60% of Atlantic cod and haddock came out of the Barents Sea fisheries in 2010. Ocean Trawlers have worked hard to improve sustainable fishing standards in the Barents Sea over recent years with vigorous action resulting in strong port control, traceability and authorities clamping down on illegal unreported fishing.

We hope that the responsible actions of our suppliers will ensure future supplies to our customers of top quality frozen at sea cod and haddock fillets. French’s has been frying fish and chips for over 90 years and by sourcing our fish well managed and sustainable sources we will be able to continue for years to come.

Our Fish

MOST OF THE COD SOLD IN OUR SHOP IS FROM ICELAND WHICH IS A MEMBER OF THE FASFA.

The Frozen at Sea Fillets Association places huge emphasis on natural resources. It members strictly adhere to the responsible management of fisheries and the sustainability of fishing stocks, which allows the ‘frozen at sea’ FAS fillets to carry The Ocean Wild Mark.

Areas of operation for the trawlers are Icelandic waters and Barents Sea (north of Russia and Norway) where fish stocks are well maintained and illegal fishing is being cut through the co-oporation of the Norway and Russia governments the Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC).