Industry News

The Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) - Video

27th February 2015
The Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) is a voluntary vessel based programme certifying high standards of crew welfare and responsible catching practices on fishing vessels. The independently audited scheme demonstrates that a vessel and its skipper are operating to best practice in 5 core...

IFFO RS Standard New Version

29th January 2015
Following public consultation the IFFO RS Certification Programme has launched a new version of its IFFO RS standard for marine ingredient producers. This new version (Version 1.6) will cover - in addition to all the previous parts of responsible sourcing and responsible production - basic social...

IFFO Briefing Note on Modern Slavery

29th January 2015
In the last 12 months, there has been significant media coverage of human rights abuses in the Thai fishing fleet. Some of the catch is used for the production of fishmeal, which is then used as an ingredient in farmed Shrimp feed, the Shrimp then being exported to western markets (including USA...

New assessment confirms Atlantic menhaden is not overfished, invalidates previous models and data

20th January 2015
The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has released the 2014 Atlantic Menhaden Stock Assessment, the first assessment since the highly contentious 2012 stock assessment. The Menhaden Fisheries Coalition is pleased that the 2014 assessment process evaluated and addressed the issues...

Fatty acids in fish may shield brain from mercury damage

18th January 2015
New findings from research in the Seychelles provide further evidence that the benefits of fish consumption on prenatal development may offset the risks associated with mercury exposure. In fact, the new study suggests that the nutrients found in fish have properties that protect the brain from the...