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1) Does this restaurant always indicate on the menu the name of each species of seafood used in its dishes?
Yes, it always indicates the species names of fish served.
No, it does not always indicate species names.
2) Does the menu always indicate whether the seafood in dishes is wild or farmed?
Yes, it does.
No, it doesn't.
3) Does the menu always indicate the origins of seafood used in dishes, such as where and how wild seafood was caught or where farmed seafood was produced?
4) Does this restaurant serve any of the following?
Cod, Atlantic (Celtic Sea; West Greenland; Baltic west; Faroe Bank, Plateau; Irish Sea, Kattegat, Norwegian Coast, Rockall, West of Scotland)
Dogfish, spurdog, rock salmon, flake
Grey mullet (thicklip)
Haddock: (Rockall and Faroes grounds)
Halibut, Atlantic: wild
Nephrops\langoustine/Dublin Bay prawn (Farn Deeps)
Oysters, native: wild
Plaice (Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, Southwest Ireland, West of Ireland)
Prawn, king or tiger (Trawled, uncertified farmed)
Ray, blonde and smalleyed (All except Bristol Channel)
Ray, cuckoo (All except North Sea, Skagerrak & Kattegat)
Ray, sandy, shagreen, starry and undulate
Razor clam (electro fished)
Salmon, Atlantic, wild
Sea bass, wild (Central and South North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea)
Shark (some exceptions if species is known)
Skate, common, longnose, Norwegian and white
Sole, common/Dover (Irish Sea, West of Ireland)
Sturgeon (caviar), wild
Tuna, albacore (Mediterranean)
Tuna, bigeye (Atlantic and WCPO: gillnet, longline, purse seine)
Tuna, yellowfin (Indian Ocean: longline, purse seine, gill & fixed net. WCPO: ring&gill net)
Whitebait, mixed (not pure mature sprat)
Whiting (West Scotland, Irish Sea)
5) If this restaurant serves farmed seafood, such as salmon and king prawns,
please indicate if it comes from environmentally responsible sources, such as
farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, Organic or GAA BAP, or
A) This restaurant DOES attempt to ensure this. ++
B) This restaurant DOES NOT attempt to ensure this.
C) This restaurant does not serve farmed fish.
If you answered A, please tell us the source
6) This restaurant follows a policy on sourcing seafood sustainably that (tick all that apply):
is clearly available to customers (eg. printed online, on the menu or in the restaurant)
excludes seafood that is rated ‘to avoid’ on the MCS GoodFish Guide www.goodfishguide.org
ensures preferential sourcing of the most sustainable seafood eg. certified by MSC, ASC, or Organic or MCS green rated ‘Fish to Eat’.
7) Please include any supporting information on your answers to Question 6 above
and anything further you wish to tell us about this restaurant's policies and practices.
This may include, for instance: sourcing from certified fisheries and using
corresponding ecolabels (eg. MSC, ASC, Organic); the use of the Marine Conservation
Society’s Good Fish Guide; membership of a boat-to-plate scheme; other information
about traceability; other sustainability information provided to consumers.
++ The fish2fork list of “fish to avoid” has been compiled from assessments by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) www.fishonline.org.