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Youngs Wins Fish For Life Award

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UK - Youngs the fish producer, part of Findus group, was, last week, announced as the winner of the European Business Awards for the Environment for their Fish for Life programme for sustainably sourcing fish for their range of products.

Fish for Life was selected for these finals by a European jury and was the only British entry to reach the pan-European stage out of eleven UK winners named in London in March. It won the overall prize in the ‘Management’ section of the awards, against two other entries from Austria and Turkey.

Richard Benyon Defra minister for Fisheries said: “This is an excellent achievement for Young’s and recognises their hard work in using sustainable fish in their products.

Conservation and support for the fishing industry must work hand-in-hand if we are to have a thriving UK fishing industry and a vibrant marine environment.

UK fishermen are leading the way in improving sustainability. We will continue to work with the industry, including Young’s to deliver sustainable and profitable fisheries.”

“Everyone at Defra would like to offer our congratulations to Young’s on their outstanding success at the European Business Awards for the Environment and hope that the lead Young’s have taken in sustainably sourcing their fish can be replicated across the industry.”

Chris Britton, CEO of the Findus Group, said: “These are highly prestigious awards which put Fish for Life amongst the very best environmental initiatives in Europe. Winning this award underlines the point that Fish for Life is much more than just a consumer label for our products – it is a committed and multi-faceted programme intended to support genuine improvement in fish sustainability.”