Welcome to Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS)

RASS has been developed to help UK commercial seafood buyers make an informed judgement on the environmental risks they face when sourcing wild caught seafood.

Profiles cover stock status, management effectiveness, by catch and habitat risks. Nutrition information is also provided for several species.

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Enter your profile search terms here, or select a species in the drop-down. The comprehensive list of RASS profiles can be found here.

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Plaice in the North Sea and Skagerrak (Subarea 4 and subdivision 3a.20), Demersal otter trawls

North Sea autumn spawning herring; North Sea, Skagerrak and Eastern English Channel (Subarea 4 and Divisions 3a and 7d), Pelagic otter trawl

RASS Frequently Asked Questions

Is this database aimed at consumers?

How can I use this information?

How accurate are your assessments?

Why has Seafish developed this tool?

Why is there no farmed fish on this website?

What do we mean by "risk"?

Does a low risk score mean a fishery is sustainable?

How are risk scores derived?