Standards

The seafood standards featured in this guide are all relevant to fish and shellfish products on sale within the UK.

The standards highlight products which have been produced or sourced following certain ethical and social guidelines. Each standard may denote quality with regard to any or all of these four factors: environment, social welfare, food safety, and animal welfare.

Some of these standards are found only in the seafood sector, while others can be seen on a wide variety of food and drink products. Likewise, some of the standards are international, and some found only in the UK.

Despite their differences, every standard found in this Guide denotes excellence in at least one of the aforementioned areas. The pages below offer details about what exactly is covered by each of the standards in our Guide.