The Common Language Group

The Common Language Group (CLG) develops understanding on a range of important issues affecting the seafood supply chain.

It discusses key issues such as fishing methods, seafood traceability, IUU fishing, mixed fisheries management, seafood 'scoring' schemes and discarding, and takes the opportunity to share new ideas or case studies from around the world.

The aim of the CLG is to use factual information to reach a minimum baseline understanding of the principles underpinning a responsible seafood supply chain. This helps to ensure all stakeholders have a broad knowledge of the issues.

The Group, which has gathered every four months since 2007, brings together representatives from the retail, processing, food service and restaurant sectors; as well as NGOs, consumer groups, governments, scientists and producer organisations.

It is closely involved in reviewing the Seafish Responsible Sourcing Guides, after being a prime mover in initiating their production. These have now been incorporated into the Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS).

There are generally three meetings a year. The presentations and minutes from these meetings are below. We have archived presentations from previous meetings and the minutes prior to 2013 but these are available from Karen Green.

The last meeting was on Wednesday 7 November 2018. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 20 March 2019 in London. To register for this meeting contact Karen Green.

Common Language Group Minutes +

CLG monthly news alerts +

Presentations from 7 November 2018 meeting: +

Presentations from 27 June 2018 meeting: +

Presentations from 20 March 2018 meeting: +

Presentations from 16 November 2017 meeting: +

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