Environmental Responsibility

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.

For more information visit http://www.seafish.org

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