Aquaculture Profiles - Web Tool

Aquaculture now provides half of all fish for human consumption, and is one of the most resource-efficient ways to produce protein us to eat. There is a strong emphasis within the industry to continue reducing its impacts and secure itself as a sustainable source of seafood for generations to come.

Often the single or majority source of species such as Atlantic salmon, sea bass, or warm water prawns available to the UK is from aquaculture. The Aquaculture Profiles web tool offers profiles of farmed seafood that is most important to the UK market, and replaces and expands our popular Aquaculture Responsible Sourcing Guides.

Our Aquaculture Profiles have been created to provide those interested in farmed seafood a wealth of fully referenced, essential information, and help dispel some of the myths surrounding aquaculture..

Each profile highlights 'where, how and how much' in relation to a particular farmed species (e.g. Tiger Prawns) or group of species (e.g. mussels). They also draw the users attention to the 'Key Considerations' in terms of environmental issues in the farming of that species or group of species - and just as importantly the strategies used by industry to mitigate any potential risks. 

As certification has become an essential tool to address the sustainability of farmed seafood our profiles also feature information on this important industry aspect.

If you are looking for information on wild-caught species then Seafish has developed RASS (Risk Assessment of Sourcing Seafood). RASS presents up-to-date information on the biological status of fish stocks and the environmental impacts of around 350 fisheries catching these stocks.

More information about RASS can be found here.