Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award 2006
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Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award 2006 goes to Johnson Seafarms, Shetland (Scotland).
Shetland organic cod farmers Johnson Seafarms have won one of the Scottish food industry’s top awards for their “No Catch” cod – the world’s first truly sustainable white fish. Johnson Seafarms have worked with the Organic Food Federation and the RSPCA on developing organic standards for farmed cod. The fish is kept as natural as possible. The brood stock is first generation wild cod native to Shetland. A combination of low stocking densities, pens situated in strong current flows and feed from sustainable sources ensure the high quality of this fish. The cod has already been popular with many top chefs - leading restaurants in the UK and the USA have now started to sell this fish. As reported by Shetlandmarine.com, the company claimed that to the customers it is very important to enjoy cod, but to avoid further depletion of the rapidly diminishing wild stocks.