Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme

The Responsible Fishing Ports Scheme (RFPS) is a voluntary, independently audited, certified programme designed to demonstrate responsible food safety and good operational practices within UK fishing ports and harbours.

The scheme's standards provide assurance to buyers and sellers of seafood that certified fishing ports are acting in a responsible manner with the seafood landed or sold through the market. The rationale behind the scheme comes from an increasing need for assurance and transparency across the seafood supply chain and fishing ports. 

Public Consultation

A public consultation is currently open on draft standard criteria for a version of the RFPS which will be suitable for all sizes of UK ports. To read the draft standard criteria and find out how to respond to the consultation see RFPS Public Consultation.  

Throughout the development of the RFPS, a full, transparent and robust governance structure has been adopted to ensure the scheme is credible and aligns fully with ISO 17065 accreditation requirements for the certification. 

Large Port Certification

The current standard applies only to large fishing ports is currently accepting applications for certification. For more information, see:

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