Sustainable Seafood Forum & MSC UK Awards

We held our first ever Sustainable Seafood Forum on July 5, 2018, inviting partners from across the supply chain to celebrate our shared successes. We recognised and honoured best in class in the world of seafood sustainability with 15 award categories, with winners ranging from retailers to fisheries and big names to up and coming brands. This year, we made the awards even bigger and better and expanded to 16 awards. Read on for your 2019 MSC UK Awards winners...

The 2019 MSC UK Awards

The success of the MSC programme in transforming the UK seafood market to a sustainable basis would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our partners. On July 8, to recognise and rewards these achievements, we invited valued partners from across the UK seafood supply chain to celebrate shared successes and showcase best in class in seafood sustainability once more. Not only that, we had the honour of hosting our ceremony in the prestigious Fishmongers' Hall, London. Thanks to the support of Fishmongers' Hall we were able to celebrate the success of our partners and the industry in this beautiful venue.

 

Special thanks also goes to our valued MSC UK Ambassador, Mitch Tonks, who attended the event and handed out awards. Mitch has become one of the most respected and knowledgeable seafood professionals in the UK foodservice sector and an acclaimed restauranteur, chef and author in the process. He was also MSC UK Chef of the Year in 2018.

The 2019 MSC UK Awards winners

Your 2019 MSC UK Awards winners are:

MSC UK Supermarket of the Year

Tesco

MSC UK Fish Counter of the Year

Waitrose

MSC UK Mid-size Store Retailer of the Year

Lidl

MSC UK Canned Brand of the Year

John West

MSC UK Frozen Brand of the Year

Birds Eye

MSC UK Marketing Campaign of the Year

Lidl

MSC UK Retail Supplier of the Year

Thistle Seafoods

MSC UK Menu of the Year

Lussmanns

MSC UK Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year

Brakes

MSC UK Foodservice Champion of the Year

Millers Fish & Chips

MSC UK Fresh Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year

M&J Seafood

MSC UK University of the Year

The University of Manchester

MSC UK Special Achievement Award

Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO)

Scientific Contribution to Seafood Sustainability

Cornish Sardine Management Association

MSC UK Newcomer of the Year

JD Wetherspoon

MSC UK Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeremy Ryland Langley

Sustainable Seafood Forum & MSC UK Awards 2019 in pictures

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MSC UK 2019 Award categories explained

MSC UK Fish Counter of the Year

Judged on the number of MSC labelled products and variety of certified species on sale at UK fresh fish counters.

MSC UK Mid-size Store Retailer of the Year

Judged on progress made and totals of: number of MSC labelled products, percentage of total range certified, and volume (tonnes) of MSC fish and seafood on sale at mid-size retail stores.

MSC UK Supermarket of the Year

Judged on progress made and totals of: number of MSC labelled products, percentage of total range certified, and volume (tonnes) of MSC fish and seafood on sale at large retail stores.

MSC UK Retail Supplier of the Year

Judged by MSC based on nominations from MSC certified retailers.

MSC UK Canned Brand of the Year

Judged on the number and volume of MSC labelled products on sale over the past financial year.

MSC UK Frozen Brand of the Year

Judged on number and volume of MSC labelled products on sale over the past financial year.

MSC UK Marketing Campaign of the Year

Judged by the MSC on industry leadership, advancing consumer awareness of seafood sustainability and how they achieved meaningful, measurable outcomes.

MSC UK Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year

Judged on the number of MSC labelled products, variety of MSC certified species on sale, and volume of MSC certified fish on sale to UK foodservice companies.

MSC UK Fresh Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year

Judged on the number of MSC labelled products, variety of MSC certified species on sale and volume of MSC certified fish on sale to UK foodservice companies.

MSC UK Foodservice Champion of the Year

Nominated by the MSC and scored by our expert judging panel.

MSC UK Menu of the Year

Nominated by the MSC and scored by our expert judging panel.

MSC UK University of the Year

Judged on the volume of MSC labelled fish sold in the past financial year.

MSC UK Special Achievement Award

Nominated by the MSC and scored by our expert judging panel.

Scientific Contribution to Seafood Sustainability

Nominated by the MSC and scored by our expert judging panel.

MSC UK Newcomer of the Year

Awarded to a company that has joined the MSC programme in the last financial year, demonstrating exceptional progress and success for the future of sustainable seafood.

MSC UK Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to Jeremy Ryland Langley. Jeremy has been at Waitrose for 42 years and been instrumental in the retailer’s work sourcing sustainable fish and seafood. Jeremy is retiring this year so we would like to recognise the contribution he has made not just to Waitrose but to the entire industry. 

The 2018 MSC UK Awards winners

Your 2018 MSC UK Awards winners were:

  • MSC UK Supermarket of the Year 2018
    Sainsbury’s
  • MSC UK Fish Counter of the Year 2018
    Waitrose
  • MSC UK Mid-size Store Retailer of the Year 2018
    Lidl UK
  • MSC UK Canned Brand of the Year 2018
    John West
  • MSC UK Frozen Brand of the Year 2018
    Birds Eye
  • MSC UK Marketing Campaign of the Year 2018
    Sainsbury’s
  • MSC UK Retail Supplier of the Year 2018
    New England Seafood International
  • MSC UK Menu of the Year 2018
    Café Rouge
  • MSC UK Chef of the Year 2018
    Mitch Tonks
  • MSC UK Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year 2018
    Brakes
  • MSC UK Fresh Foodservice Wholesaler of the Year 2018
    M&J Seafood
  • MSC UK University of the Year 2018
    Nottingham University
  • MSC UK Special Achievement award 2018
    SFSAG
  • MSC UK Best Innovator Award 2018
    Southern IFCA
  • MSC UK Newcomer of the Year 2018
    Reel Fish Co. 
    

Sustainable Seafood Forum & MSC UK Awards 2018 in pictures

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