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The Responsible Fishing Scheme has been developed to raise standards in the catching sector, enabling those within the seafood supply chain to demonstrate their commitment to the responsible sourcing of seafood. The RFS is the only global standard that audits compliance on board fishing vessels, including ethical and welfare criteria.
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Seafish has developed a new course to support businesses interested in the roll-out of the new Responsible Fishing Scheme to the UK fleet. Aimed at businesses along the supply chain, the course, which will be available around the UK, provides guidance on the RFS audit process, equipping attendees with the knowledge to support themselves or others through this process.
Seafish officially launched the Responsible Fishing Scheme in Scotland this week with a visit to Peterhead, where Anne-Margaret Anderson of the Scottish White Fish Producer's Association stressed SWFPA's commitment to supporting all members to go through RFS certification. Two more Scottish vessels were certified after successfully completing the RFS audit.
Waitrose made the announcement at the official launch of the new scheme in London. The retailer has identified RFS as a key component for Waitrose to demonstrate its commitment to social responsibility within its supply chains.
The largest fishing association in Scotland has committed to supporting all of its members to apply for RFS certification.
The first three vessels have successfully been certified under the newly revamped RFS