The Responsible Fishing Scheme is moving to a new home as part of a ground-breaking international initiative helping provide assurance to the whole seafood supply chain.

The RFS is the only scheme that certifies high standards of crew welfare and responsible catching practices on board fishing vessels. The scheme is currently only open to UK registered vessels.

In 2017, Seafish launched a public procurement exercise to find a not-for-profit entity to operate, manage and deliver the RFS on a global scale. Now, an agreement has been signed to migrate the RFS to the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s new Global Seafood Assurances programme.

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How will Seafish continue to be involved in the RFS after the transition period? +

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