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8th February 2023

Carrefour Belgium wins the prize for the best fresh fish supermarket in 2022.

Carrefour Belgium wins the prize for the best fresh fish supermarket in 2022.
This prize awarded by the MSC is recognition of Carrefour’s achievements in terms of MSC certification and traceability.
Carrefour Belgium is the only supermarket with a fresh fish counter to have chosen to keep its MSC certification and honour its traceability requirements

Zaventem, 28 November 2022 – The MSC recognises Carrefour Belgium for its achievements in terms of MSC certification and traceability. This year, the organisation has launched the Sustainable Fish Awards in Belgium. The aim of these awards is to publicly recognise the exceptional efforts in the area of sustainability made by entrepreneurs and organisations in Belgium’s fishing sector. Indeed, nowadays organisations are actively striving to make fishing sustainable and to preserve fish stocks – not just for current generations, but for future ones as well.

Carrefour really is the expert when it comes to fish and mass retail. Alongside a number of sustainable fishing products, its fish counter also sells around ten products from its own Carrefour Quality Line (CQL): mussels, oysters, Ardennes trout, sea bass, salmon, gilt-head breams and Madagascar prawns. CQL products are authentic products created within the framework of long-term partnerships. The production methods protect the environment and the producer is paid fairly.

The MSC has congratulated Carrefour on this award:
Over the last few years, Carrefour has always succeeded in maintaining constructive dialogue with the MSC regarding both its assortment, and the way in which it shares information. The panel also appreciated the efforts to which Carrefour has gone in both of these areas. As a retailer selling fresh fish presented on beds of ice, Carrefour is in a unique position for being able to interact with consumers. Carrefour is currently the only supermarket with a fresh counter to have chosen to keep its MSC certification and honour its traceability requirements. This certification involves independent checks on the origin of certified sustainable fish. This is vital for speaking with any credibility to consumers about sustainable fish, and it entitles Carrefour to display the MSC label on non-packaged products. We remain in contact with Carrefour so we can continue to reach new milestones together.