At Stickleback, we are serious about our shared responsibility to protect the natural environment and seafood stocks for future generations. At such a critical time, we are taking action to support responsible sourcing.
We have had a comprehensive Sustainability Policy for several years and follow the guidelines set by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) on the fish to use and avoid.
We can offer a good selection of MSC-approved seafood and are fully committed to offering an increasing selection of fish from MSC sustainable sources. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have with many suppliers, processors and individual fisherman in every corner of the United Kingdom, with buyers in various port markets and importers ensuring the best quality of exotic fish.
Seasonality affects the availability, quality and sustainability of fresh fish. Take a look at our ‘What’s In Season’ guide or ask us for information and advice at any time.
- We have been accredited by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) since 2014 and hold their Chain of Custody certification. This certification ensures traceability of certified sustainable seafood through every stage of processing, from fishery to final consumer.
- We are also supply members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), a body giving advice to business on a wide range of environmental issues.
- The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.
- We also work with Sustainable Fish Cities to determine specific sustainability requirements and policies.
Stickleback fish is dedicated to reducing the impact of doing business on the environment in general. Through various practices we have been doing our bit, preventing over 70 tonnes of waste heading to landfill and reducing our waste going to landfill to under 2%.
In 2017, we purchased a polystyrene crusher allowing us to fully re-cycle our polystyrene boxes.
We have renewed all our refrigeration and have moved to sensor activated LED lighting to improve on electricity consumption by a target of 30%.
For more information, please refer to our environmental policy.