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.

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 Tuesday 19 November 2019. The next meeting will be on Thursday 26 March 2020 in London. 

Common Language Group Minutes +

CLG monthly news alerts +

Presentations from 19 November 2019 meeting +

Presentations from 10 July 2019 meeting +

Presentations from 20 March 2019 meeting +

Presentations from 7 November 2018 meeting: +

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