Brakes wins award for its sustainable seafood offer

By Elliot Kuruvita

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Brakes won Fish Supplier of the Year at the MSC Seafood Sustainability Awards 2014
Brakes won Fish Supplier of the Year at the MSC Seafood Sustainability Awards 2014
Foodservice supplier Brakes has been named Fish Supplier of the Year in the Marine Stewardship Council's Seafood Sustainability Awards 2014. 

The company has been recognised for having the biggest range of MSC labelled products on sale and Brakes’ school food initiative has helped ensure that over 3,000 primary schools now serve MSC certified seafood.

The new MSC awards recognise the leadership position taken by UK companies that are helping to transform the world’s oceans to a sustainable basis.

Other awards included the MSC's Best Restaurant Menu which was awarded to Wahaca for their commitment to certified sustainable seafood and having the first fully MSC certified menu in the UK.

Raymond Blanc OBE took the award for MSC Chef of the Year for his promotion of sustainable seafood over the past 20 years, with his recent ‘Inspector Raymond Investigates’ animations highlighting the issue to thousands of university students, restaurateurs and chip shop customers in the UK.

MSC UK commercial manager George Clarke said: “These caterers, suppliers and restaurateurs are leading the way for sustainable seafood sourcing. By offering their clients and customers MSC certified seafood, they are helping to transform fishing practices around the world.

“To date, MSC certified fisheries around the world have made over 400 improvements. Those changes would not be possible without the strong, visible support from the foodservice sector.”

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