Fighting back for Grimsby with Grimsby Girl

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Andrew Coulbeck makes his big screen debut...

Andrew Coulbeck makes his big screen debut…

We are proud of our lovely northern home town but it often gets a raw deal in the media.  And, when you tell people where you’re from, the inevitable fish puns won’t be long in coming.  Things got even worse earlier this year with the release of THAT film (and we’re sure you know which one).  

So, when we heard about Nya Hill’s Grimsby Girl project we thought, what a great idea.  A brilliant way for Grimbarians to fight back and a chance to flip all those flipping fishy puns and clichés on their head.  A short film with a great story and a bit of proper Northern humour this time, directed by a proper Grimsby girl.

That’s why we’re so pleased to be involved and support this project.   And as well as helping with some sponsorship to get it off the ground, a couple of us even got the chance to play walk on parts!

You can find out more about Grimsby Girl by clicking here.  The crowd funding process for this worthwhile independent film will reopen soon and we think it’s definitely worth a few quid to help put the record straight.  We’re proud and happy to be from Grimsby and anyone who’s willing to spread the message is ok with us!

Oh, and when the film finally makes it on screen, don’t forget to watch out for our Andrew in his debut screen role, playing the part of A Hitchhiker.  Didn’t he do well?!

Our Poetic Fish Tales Man…

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Our Fish Tales Man has been writing beautifully historic memoirs for our blog for a while now, all have been appreciated by many… but he has taken a more artistic approach for his next blog.

The poem below was written from inspiration our Fish Tales Man had when he caught site of this framed photograph hung in JCS Fish Directors, Andrew and Louise Coulbeck, home.

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What do you think? A poem full of charm focusing on the Desecration of the Fishing Industry…

The Poem written by our very own Fish Tales Man, taking inspiration from the photograph below

JCS Fish underlines responsible sourcing approach with ‘Chain of Custody’ certifications

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Andrew and Louise are proud to show-off our ASC and GLOBALG.A.P. certifications!

We’re delighted to announce another milestone for our business after the completion of independent assessments to several ‘chain of custody’ standards, confirming our credentials as a processor and supplier of sustainably produced and sourced fish.

JCS Fish has now achieved certified processor status for three key standards: GLOBALG.A.P, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).  This means that it can legitimately buy, process and label fish for sale which has been sustainably produced according to the rules of these leading global certification programmes.

Director, Louise Coulbeck, says, “As part of our development planning for the business we felt it important to achieve certified supplier status for all the key sustainability schemes.  These demonstrate to our commitment to sourcing responsibly sourced fish and allow us to market it as such to our customers on pack.”

GLOBALG.A.P. is a major international scheme which connects farmers and brand owners in the production and marketing of safe and sustainably produced food.  It has a specific programme to certify sustainable aquaculture which has already been adopted by the majority of JCS Fish’s salmon suppliers.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) sets a similar standard for the production and management of fish farming operations.  Its supplier certification process is aligned and incorporated into the well established MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Standard, against which all ASC supply chain companies can also be assessed and certified.