Seafish is committed to responsible sourcing throughout the supply chain.
One of Seafish's primary aims is to ensure a sustainable, socially responsible future for the UK seafood industry.
Responsibly-sourced seafood lies at the heart of a sustainable 21st-century seafood industry.
Social responsibility is paramount to Seafish and to the entire seafood industry. For us social responsibility encompasses concerns about labour and human rights issues. This includes human trafficking, labour abuses, child labour, debt bondage, forced labour, migrant workers, and slavery, across the whole supply chain.
Seafish have developed a fisheries risk assessment tool (known as RASS) that will help buyers make an informed judgement on the risks they face when sourcing seafood.
Information is a vital part Responsible Sourcing. This page links to a series of guides and other documents in which Seafish explores topical issues affecting the UK seafood industry. We also summarise information on assessment and management of the main European fish stocks assessed by ICES.
The Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) is a voluntary vessel based programme certifying high standards of crew welfare and responsible catching practices on fishing vessels.
Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, and the British Ports Association (BPA) are working together to develop a potential new certification programme for commercial fishing ports and auctions in order to improve transparency and raise standards in the seafood industry.
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are areas of the sea which may be identified as important for marine wildlife, habitats, cultural heritage or for fisheries purposes.
Seafood product integrity is of the utmost importance to Seafish and the seafood industry.
The integrity of the seafood supply chain is the focus of a number of Seafish-facilitated discussion forums.
This page contains various documents, notes and publications which offer generic information on responsible sourcing.