Our Responsible Sourcing team has produced a briefing note to give an overview of the stock status and management advice for the North Sea cod fishery. It has been prepared for a non-technical audience and is primarily directed at seafood processors and retailers.
The information note provides:
- An overview of the latest 2019 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) advice for North Sea cod.
- An explanation of the significance of this advice for future management of the fishery.
- Implications of this advice for North Sea cod’s Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
- An assessment of the possible implications for the UK seafood supply chain.