Bridlington chippie lands MSC honour

Barry Camfield is pictured at North Beach fish and chips, which is based on the beachfront.
Barry Camfield is pictured at North Beach fish and chips, which is based on the beachfront.

North Beach fish and chips, a takeaway located only metres from the sea and sand, is the first chippie in Bridlington to gain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

Owner Barry Camfield spotted the site on the beachfront as a great opportunity for a new fish and chip shop and his hard work in setting up the business has paid off.

The key achievement for North Beach fish and chips was being awarded the MSC Chain of Custody certification; meaning all customers can now enjoy tasty fish and chips safe in the knowledge they are certified and traceable back to sustainable, certified fisheries.

Mr Camfield said he was always confident about his plans for the new beachfront takeaway including the policy for sourcing fish sustainably.

He said: “In the early stages of setting up North Beach Fish and Chips I attended the (National Federation of Fish Friers), NFFF three-day training course in Leeds November 2014.

“While on the training course the MSC was brought to my attention. I was inspired by the council’s work to help maintain healthy oceans, protecting good fish stocks for the future through their certified fisheries and certification programme.

“I firmly believe, as North Beach is now an MSC certified fish and chip shop joining many other leading chippies across the country, we are in an influential position and well-placed to promote the MSC’s sustainable seafood program to our customers.

“I’m very proud of North Beach’s MSC certification.”