Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Waitrose and Lidl hailed for helping responsible fishing

George Eustice
George Eustice

Upmarket grocer Waitrose announced yesterday that all vessels supplying its seafood must be part of Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) by 2017.

RFS certifies best practice on fishing boats, including welfare and safety of crew on board.

First established by seafood industry body Seafish in 2006, the scheme has been revised to include health and safety of crew on board as a result of slavery issues which have been reported internationally.

The latest version was launched on Tuesday at Westminster, with government and industry figures in attendance.

Waitrose has identified RFS as an ideal way to show its commitment to social responsibility within its supply chains.

Jeremy Langley, aquaculture and fisheries manager at Waitrose, said: “We’re proud to add Responsible Fishing Scheme certification to our requirements for the boats that provide our UK landed fish.”

Fishing Minister George Eustice said: “Responsible fishing is essential not only to prevent damage to our marine environment but also to protect the lives of those who work on our seas.

“It is great to see retailers working with UK fishermen to ensure best practice on board fishing vessels through initiatives like the Responsible Fishing Scheme, which will protect our oceans for future generations.”

Seafish technical director Tom Pickerell said Waitrose’s move was “a huge boost for RFS”, adding: “It further marks the intent of the UK seafood industry to be recognised worldwide for its commitment to social and welfare issues.”

 

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]