Environmental responsibility is high on the seafood industry’s agenda and on the
agenda of the Sea Fish Industry Authority.
We are committed to supporting a responsible and efficient industry that balances
consumer demand with the conservation of stocks for the future.
Our research programme is helping fishermen to earn a living while steadily
reducing the impact on the marine environment.
At a strategic level, we have brought together fishermen, environmentalists and
others from across all sectors of the seafood industry in our Sustainable Fisheries
Committee. We are also working with the British Standards Institute on an
accreditation scheme to recognize fishermen who catch responsibly.
The Head of Environmental Responsibility at Seafish will help the seafood industry
to develop a coordinated approach to responsible fishing, environmental impacts,
and sustainability issues.
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
The MSC is an independent, global, non-profit organisation whose role is to
recognise, via a certification programme, well-managed fisheries and to harness
consumer preference for seafood products bearing the MSC label of approval.
Many seafood organisations are working with the MSC to offer the consumer MSC
approved products such as South West Handline Mackerel, New Zealand Hoki and
Alaska Salmon. www.msc.org