Dungannon chippie sets sail for Norway

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The Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon one of the UK’s top 10 fish and chip shops, has taken a special delivery of the nation’s favourite takeaway to Norway as part of an educational study trip.

The Dolphin Takeaway and seven other fish and chip businesses, all in the running to be crowned the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of The National Fish & Chip Awards, visited the port city of Ålesund on the Norwegian west coast to discover the facts surrounding the largest sustainable cod stock in the world.

Organised by the Norwegian Seafood Council, the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip was exclusively for award finalists and gave them the opportunity to learn about the vital supply chain of Frozen At Sea (FAS) whitefish from Norway to the UK. Stepping aboard the working FAS vessel ‘MS Leinebris’ to uncover the science behind the country’s sustainable fisheries management of cod – one of the most popular fish species used by British chippies – they witnessed first-hand the entire fishing process; from catch to processing and filleting.