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No skating

At Fryz, we have taken the decision to remove Skate from the menu. We have taken this decision after becoming fully enlightened to the conservation status of the Common Skate (Dipturus batis), which is the species we have been selling.

Common Skate (Dipturus batis)

Dipturus batis was uplisted from ‘Endangered’ to ‘Critically Endangered’ globally on the 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The Red List is widely considered to be the most authoritative with respect to classification of species at risk of extinction.

At Fryz, we believe that to support sustainable fishing it is necessary to offer a good selection of fish. Now, of the other fish we currently offer (Cod, Haddock, Plaice and Rock), although vulnerable, the situation differs because their status would only be uplisted to ‘Endangered’ or worse if the circumstances threatening their survival and reproduction are mismanaged. The situation for Dipturis batis appears to be much more immediately perilous.

The move is aimed at encouraging consumption of less vulnerable fish and we apologise for any inconvenience this decision may cause.

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Bretton Centre
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE3 8DN
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