26 fishmongers from across the UK were rewarded for their skills, knowledge and passion at the third Master Fishmonger Standard Awards Ceremony, hosted at Fishmongers’ Hall on Monday 25th October.
The ceremony, hosted by comedian Aideen McQueen and opened by Court Member and Chairman of the Fish & Fisheries Committee Nigel Bankes, recognised fishmongers across all levels of the trade, from new entrants to those with decades of experience.
The Master Fishmonger Standard assesses technical skills, knowledge of the fishing trade and sustainability as well has hygiene and customer service to acknowledge those that uphold the highest standard in the fishmonger trade. Entrants are examined by those who have achieved Master status, fostering peer-to-peer learning and the sharing of best practice in the sector.
Stewart McQueen, CEO of the Seafood School at Billingsgate, who manage the Master Fishmonger Standard, with support from the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust, explained: “It was great to hold the event in person after 2 years and seeing so many awards presented, we look forward to continuing participation in the scheme and recognising the talent in the industry”.