If we are to manage the seas sustainably, fish must be caught responsibly.
Where possible we buy fish which has been certified sustainable.
We like to know when and where all our fish are caught.
Traceability is vital if we are to control the quality and quantity of the catch
COMMON NAME: ATLANTIC COD
SCIENTIFIC NAME: GADUS MORHUA
Cod is popular as a food with a mild flavour and a dense, flaky white flesh.
It can grow up to 2 metres in length and weigh up to 96 kilograms (210lb)
Its habitat ranges from the shoreline down to the continental shelf.
Colouring is brown to green, with spots on the dorsal side, shading to silver ventrally. A lateral line is clearly visible
Capture Area: North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock Area: North East Atlantic/ Barents & Norwegian Sea
Stock Detail: I & II
NUTRITIOUS & DELICIOUS
Fish and chips can be eaten as part of a healthy diet, if eaten in moderation is a wholesome nutritious, and also provide a perfectly nutritious meal which contains less additives than other takeaways.
A portion of Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas contains:
Excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.
Vitamin C, vitamins B6 and B12, some iron, zinc and calcium.
Great source of important dietary fibre
Balance your meal with Peas as one of your 5 a day
MSC CERTIFIED? YES WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Kingfisher’s Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Hake, Pollock, Hoki, Smoked Herring, Smoked Haddock, Prawns, Salmon Goujons, Cornish Sardines, Saithe & Jersey Lobster are now MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified , which means that this seafood comes from fisheries that have been independently certified to the MSC’s standard for a well-managed and sustainable fishery
The MSC's sustainability standard is considered to be the highest in the world, and Kingfisher is one of only a handful of fish and chip shops in the UK to have the certification to allow the use of the ecolabel on the menu.
Kingfisher’s Chain of Custody (CoC)Certification code is: MSC-C-53712
IS IT SUSTAINABLE? YES
Based on most recent estimates (June 2013), ICES scientists clarify this stock as having reproductive capacity, i.e. the stock is healthy and within safe biological limits and is being harvested sustainably. The total stock biomass is close to the highest observed.
As a barometer and aid, we use the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide.
The MCS has detailed information at www.fishonline.org. This is an in depth guide to sustainable seafood.
The MCS use a rating system to identify species considered to be sustainably produced and those species that are not.
Those species considered as “fish to eat” are given a ‘1’ rating ‘Green’ through to those “fish to avoid a ‘5’ rating ‘Red’