The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been undertaking trials of a new seafood traceability tool in response to increasing incidents of fraud in the sector, where non-sustainable fish varieties are being passed off as sustainable species.
The UK’s annual supply of fish from home waters ran out this week – making food manufacturers reliant on stocks from as far afield as China, warns a report from think tank the New Economics Foundation (NEF).
EU government ministers are meeting in Luxembourg today (June 12) for key talks on the future of the Common Fisheries Policy, which environmental campaigners hope may lead to an end to the controversial discards policy.
The British government has claimed “victory” for the UK fishing industry after the annual Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) negotiations ended last week. But the Scottish government voiced “huge frustration”.
Illegal fishing, which now accounts for 15% of world catches according to EU calculations, distorts the market for fish, and threatens the viability of honest businesses that refuse to deal with criminals, warned politicians.
I used to think that Birds Eye was just being ignorant when it put 'white fish' on the front of its packs and then I realised that it's because it has long packaging runs and can never guarantee which types of white fish go into each meal....