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Frozen At Sea Fillets Association

Our Fish Suppliers are members of FASFA

What is FASFA?

FASFA is the Frozen at Sea Fillets Association and was formed in 2000 to improve awareness of the excellent sustainability criteria and very high quality of frozen at sea fillets of cod and haddock.

Who are FASFA members?

Members of Fasfa are those international fishing companies that have both quota to catch cod & haddock in the North Atlantic and fishing vessels equipped to fillet and freeze their catch at sea. Other members are those businesses which further process and distribute frozen fillets to fish & chip shops restaurants and retailers in the UK

 Benefits regarding Frozen Fillets

The frozen at sea process employs a similar ethos to the frozen peas industry. This quick freezing process ‘locks-in’ the quality and goodness of the fish. The catch is cleaned, filleted and then frozen on the trawlers within five hours which guarantees freshness and quality when the fish reaches the place of sale.

FASFA regularly carries out taste tests to compare quality against ‘fresh wet’ fish, other species, and fish from alternative stocks (wild and farmed).

 Sustainable Fishing

FASFA places huge emphasis on natural resources. It members strictly adhere to the responsible management of fisheries and the sustainability of fishing stocks, which allows the ‘frozen at sea’ FAS fillets to carry The Ocean Wild Mark.

Areas of operation for the trawlers are Icelandic waters and Barents Sea (north of Russia and Norway) where fish stocks are well maintained and illegal fishing is being cut through the co-oporation of the Norway and Russia governments the Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC).

FAS trawlers have a unique relationship with the Icelandic waters and Barents Sea that goes far beyond the sustainability of fish stocks. The trawler crews have an immense respect for the sustainable future of all marine life within the region.

Industry Frozen cod and haddock fillets are used by 90% of the UK’s Fish & Chip shops and also within the wider catering industry. FASFA maintains that the benefits of frozen at sea fillets to the food service sector include:

  •  Consistent high quality of taste
  •  ‘Ocean Wild’ – not farmed
  • No ‘E’ numbers
  • Caught in well managed waters of Iceland and Barents Sea
  • Filleted and frozen within 5 hours of being caught
  • FAS fillets are ‘Fresher’ than variable ‘Fresh’
  • Blind taste tests 12 out of 14 chose FAS
  • Minimal wastage
  • Superior quality to ‘double frozen imports’ and ‘farmed fish imports’

Since its formation the Association has worked to improve the understanding of frozen at sea fish with the consumer and trade markets by promoting an environmental, quality and health message.

FASFA’s head office is in Two Humber Quays, Wellington Street West, Hull HU1 2BN

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