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UK - The country's first certified sustainable scampi have been produced and are now on supermarket shelves.

Western Isles SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, and MP, Angus MacNeil, have welcomed the news that the UK's first certified sustainable scampi, made from whole langoustine tails landed by Stornoway fishermen and peeled at Young's Stornoway processing facility at Goat Island, will be launched in Sainsbury's stores throughout the UK from November.

A deal has also been struck with Sainsbury’s to serve Young's Premium Whole Isle of Lewis scampi in 220 of its cafés from this autumn, which comes as a direct result of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification gained by the Stornoway Western Isles Langoustine Fishery in April of this year.

Alasdair Allan commented: "This is further recognition of the benefits of the accreditation of the Marine Stewardship Council certification for the Western Isles langoustine fishery which was welcomed by Fisheries Minister, Richard Lochhead, in Stornoway last year.

"Young's have shown that even in tough times, like other firms, by pursuing quality then there is a national market for this great local product.

"I am absolutely delighted by this news and Young's and all those involved are to be congratulated for this further step forward for the reputation of Western Isles langoustines."

Angus MacNeil commented: "This is fantastic news and a credit to Young's Seafood in Stornoway and all the fishermen.

"I hope 'Isle of Lewis' will feature prominently on the packaging, if it does, I am sure Young's will benefit from very good sales."

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