Putting Fish First

Krispies Fish and Chips are delighted to announce their Putting Fish First campaign. After 15 successful and happy years in business Tim and Kelly Barnes wanted to share some of the passion that they have for what they do. Understandably the fish and the fishing industry is close to their hearts and they feel there is a lot of misunderstanding about fish, where it comes from, if it is kind to the planet and if it is good for you to eat.

To help answer these questions they are proud to announce their Putting Fish First campaign. This will comprise of a series of articles, promotions, menu items and events over the coming months which will be designed to dispel some of the myths around Fish and Fish and Chips and also to encourage people not just to put more fish in their diet but to ensure it is the right type of fish.

Here are some Q&As about Fish and the Fishing Industry:

Q. Does eating Fish and Chips threatening the sustainability of our oceans?
Thanks to a variety of measures being taken by governments and the fishing industry, stocks are now much better monitored and managed than previously and there really are plenty more fish in the sea!

Q. Sustainability is a word you use a lot at Krispies. What is a sustainable fishing?
Sustainable fishing protects the fish and the environment in which they live, where the target fish populations are judged to be at healthy levels and can be fished safely whilst protecting marine ecosystems.

Q Where does Krispies get it’s sustainably sourced fish?
The vast majority of the fish we use is caught in the icy clear Arctic waters of the Barents Sea and Iceland where stringent measures have ensured good management of fish stocks in these waters and quotas have actually increased in recent years.

Q. So if the fish is caught all the up in the Barents Sea is it still fresh when it gets to you in Exmouth?
The great majority of the fish we use is ‘frozen at sea’. This fish has been caught by large factory trawlers, like the trawler Rammi, operating in carefully managed fishing grounds in the Arctic Seas around Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, and Russia. The fish are caught, processed and quick frozen within a few hours. This method means that the freshness, the nutrients and the taste are all retained, without compromising quality.

Q. Are Fish and Chips good for you?
As part of a balanced diet and eaten in moderation, fish and chips make a natural, nutritious meal which is still good value for money and a valuable source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins, providing a third of the recommended daily allowance of vitamins for men and nearly half for women. At less than 10g of fat per 100g, it is actually much healthier than many other takeaway favourites.