MSC certified UK & Ireland fish and chip shops

Why buy MSC labelled fish and chips?

Over the past 20 years, 12% of the world's fish have been MSC certified as sustainable. For this to happen, 1,200 improvements were made to look after our oceans better. Fishermen and fisheries managers have made some fantastic changes. But there's still a long way to go. 

That's where you come in. Every MSC labelled fish you buy - in the chippie, in the supermarket or in a restaurant - helps the MSC vision to keep our oceans teeming with life for this and future generations. It encourages other fishermen to work towards sustainability and get MSC certified.

More than three quarters of fish and chip fans believe that all of the UK’s fish and chip shops should serve certified sustainable fish*. Even though most of us prefer to go to a local chippie, over a third of us would travel further to find certified sustainable fish and chips*.

There are now over 100 MSC certified fish and chip shops across the UK and Ireland, is your local chippie one of them?

*All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2051 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 9th - 12th September 2016. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

Interested in MSC certification for your chippie?

Are you a fish and chip restaurant or takeaway owner? Interested in promoting how sustainable you are? Great! Head over to our get certified fish and chip shops section.

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What is sustainable fishing?

Sustainable fishing means leaving enough fish in the ocean, respecting habitats and ensuring people who depend on fishing can maintain their livelihoods.

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Real life stories

The best way to understand the impact of the MSC program is through those involved. Read about the passionate people taking care of our oceans.

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Sustainable fish recipes

Chefs and seafood lovers from around the world share quick and tasty ways of cooking MSC certified seafood.

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