Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


The clams and cockles which are sourced from the Poole Harbour Clam & Cockle Fishery, are supplied by the Dorset Shellfish Company

Dorset Fisherman buoyed by Waitrose support

Click on the flag for more information about United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, July 08, 2020, 18:00 (GMT + 9)

Waitrose has become the first major UK supermarket chain to sell MSC certified British clams, which are now on sale at counters across 150 of its stores, with sustainable British cockles due to enter its counters later in the summer.

The clams and cockles which are sourced from the Poole Harbour Clam & Cockle Fishery, are supplied by the Dorset Shellfish Company, one of the leading specialists in the country and key supplier to some of the top restaurants in the UK. As the only major retailer in the UK to source this particular variety of clams and cockles, Waitrose continues its responsible sourcing strategy to sell the widest range of British and MSC-certified seafood of any supermarket.

The Dorset Shellfish Company, which provides many of its clams and cockles to Michelin grade restaurants around the country, has never supplied produce directly to supermarkets before due to the usually high demand from the restaurant trade. But with the food service industry closed due to Covid for the best part of three months and with some restaurants only just beginning to reopen, Waitrose has provided a much needed lifeline to Dorset fishermen whose livelihoods have been at stake during this uncertain and challenging period.

Fourteen vessels, which all work the clam and cockle fishery, are certified through the responsible fishing scheme (RFS) and by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which scrutinises the fishery for environmental sustainability.

Tommy Russell, Dorset Fisherman from Poole Harbour Clam & Cockle Fishery, and Chairman of the Poole and District Fisherman’s Association, comments: “With MSC certification we can proudly say that both our clams and cockles are sustainable and we’re helping to protect our seas fish stocks for future generations. The quality is so high that we typically supply the restaurant trade but with the food service industry closed down until now, Waitrose has shown their support and it’s become an important lifeline during these difficult times.”

Mitch Tonks, award-winning chef, restaurateur and food writer, comments: 

“The Poole Harbour clam and cockle fishery is one of the most extraordinary in the U.K., with only a handful of small boats being seasonally allowed to catch clams and cockles, supporting a sustainable stock. The experience of eating them is incredible, the juices are salty and sweet and the texture is wonderfully firm. Spaghetti with clams is probably one of my favourite dishes.”

George Clark, Senior Commercial Manager for the UK and Ireland at the Marine Stewardship Council, comments: “In stocking these new shellfish items from Poole Harbour, Waitrose become the first big national retailer to offer fresh certified sustainable live clams on their fish counters with the blue MSC label; making this versatile South Coast seafood widely available to hungry UK seafood consumers for the first time.”

Fresh Dorset clams are available on Waitrose counters at 150 stores now and priced at £12 per kg, with a promotion of 20% off. 

Dorset cockles will be available later in the summer.

[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Chile
Aug 15, 05:40 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | aqua.cl: Investment of US $ 5 million: Cermaq presents DIA to modify farming center
Argentina
Aug 15, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Argentina sees in aquaculture an opportunity for economic growth
Norway
Aug 15, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Norwegian fishing vessel capsized during mackerel fishing
Denmark
Aug 15, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Biomar achieves best half ever during lockdown period
United States
Aug 15, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SeafoodSource: Canadian government kicking off seafood harvester COVID-19 aid program
Argentina
Aug 14, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
Some challenges that the Argentine 'added value' plan will have to face
Japan
Aug 14, 18:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Natori will release 'vinegar squid stick', with individually wrapped
United States
Aug 14, 17:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Serafin Fishery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Anchovies in Salmon Dip and Whitefish Dip
Peru
Aug 14, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Anchovy fishing increased 17.4% and ends tomorrow
Norway
Aug 14, 16:10 (GMT + 9):
AKVA group ASA: 2Q and 1H 2020 financial reporting
United Kingdom
Aug 14, 16:00 (GMT + 9):
IPNLF Three Initiatives Event Invitation
Indonesia
Aug 14, 15:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF | VNU Asia Pacific and  PT Global Permata Perkasa join forces and present AQUATICA ASIA, Co-Located  with  ILDEX Indonesia
European Union
Aug 14, 14:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Map gives a month to verify the accumulated Mediterranean red coral before the start of the closure
Chile
Aug 14, 12:20 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Australis salmon feed lawsuit: 'We consider that it is our duty to intervene actively'
Worldwide
Aug 14, 11:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Aquaculture produces 0.49% of man-made greenhouse gases



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Press Release: A better take on toothfishing – right down the line (video)
Norway When asked why a group of Norwegians would go all-in for longline fishing in Antarctic waters, oceans apart from their North Sea home base, Arne Birkeland has a disarmingly sincere reply: “We ar...
Japan and Vietnam ink first maritime patrol ship deal as South China Sea row heats up
Japan Japan has signed a ¥36.6 billion ($345 million) loan agreement with Vietnam to provide the Southeast Asian country with six patrol boats to boost its maritime law enforcement capabilities, as Beij...
Samherji significant net loss in Namibia and taxes paid
Iceland Last week Samherji announced that the investigation into the company's operations in Namibia, conducted by Norwegian law firm Wikborg Rein, had been completed. The announcement outlined the next steps...
A new fish processing plant opened in the Kuril Islands
Russia Fed. A new fish processing plant was put into operation in the city of Severo-Kurilsk on Paramushir (northern group of the Great ridge of the Kuril Islands, Sakhalin Oblast). The  company "Alaid" will ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER