Fish is the Dish for Local Primary School Pupils

Fish Box in Robin Hoods Bay, the express style fish and chip restaurant and takeaway owned by Fusco’s of Whitby, played host to pupils from Fylingdales C of E VC Primary School on Wednesday in support of Seafood Week 2018.

During the visit, Fylingdales C of E VC Primary School’s year 3 and 4 classes met with Stuart Fusco and William Crooks, from Dennis Crooks Fish Merchants, to learn more about the different species of fish we eat and how to make fish and chips.

The pupils also learned about MSC certification and the ingredients used by Fish Box, including locally grown potatoes and MSC Certified fish, which is supplied by Dennis Crooks. In addition, the children looked at the different ways they can eat and cook fish healthily and how seafood should be handled and prepared, with William Crooks demonstrating how to fillet a fish.

The class also tried samples of fish bites and chips, before taking home a goody bag of products, including a complimentary ticket to the Sealife Centre in Scarborough and bespoke Fish Box recipe cards, amongst other items.

Stuart Fusco of Fusco’s of Whitby, comments: “It was an absolute pleasure to host the children from Fylingdales Primary, they were all very keen to learn about fish and find out more about how we work here at Fish Box. Seafood Week is a fantastic campaign that we are pleased to support by helping to educate children from a young age about the importance of eating more sustainable seafood.”

Stuart adds: “We would like to offer a huge thank you to William Crooks for providing a helping hand during the lesson and to the Sealife Centre, Scarborough, for kindly donating free entry tickets for each child.”

Seafood Week, which this year takes place from 5th – 12th October, is a national campaign run by Seafish, the public body supporting the £10bn UK seafood industry, to celebrate all things fish and seafood. With a recommendation by the NHS to eat at least two portions of fish a week as part of a healthy diet, the aim of the annual event is to get more people consuming fish on a regular basis. For more information, visit

Fusco’s of Whitby is a family run business, with fish and chip outlets in Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay including Quayside, Royal Fisheries, Fish Box Whitby and Fish Box Robin Hoods Bay; as well as the Whitby Fish and Chips catering trailer.

All four of Fusco’s of Whitby’s restaurants and takeaways, including Fish Box, hold the NFFF Fish & Chip Quality Award, a scheme which aimed at improving standards and rewarding shops that provide top quality fish and chips in a clean, hygienic and safe environment.

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