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.
Our regular RFS Updates are circulated to registered contacts across the Seafood Industry, from fishermen to retailers throughout the UK and beyond, and are the best way to keep up to date with our progress.
Seafish welcomes your feedback on the Responsible Fishing Scheme as part of the annual review of the RFS Standard. The annual review process allows for minor amendments to the RFS Standard to ensure that the scheme is meeting its overall objective to “promote a responsible fishing industry, assuring good practice from sea to quayside and contribute to its long term viability”.
Leading the way as RFS's first entire fleet to be certified is a "real achievement" for skippers and crew, according to fleet owners and fish processors Interfish.
In September 2017, the 'Alison Kay', a whitefish vessel owned by skipper James Anderson, became the 100th vessel to meet the strict standards set by the RFS.