New standard to certify Irish seafood product sustainability
Irish fishing vessel. (Photo: BIM)
(REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, 3/6/2017)
Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency (BIM) has launched a new certification standard to drive sustainability in the Irish Fishing Sector, certifying fishing vessels that adhere to strict criteria regarding care of the catch, traceability and provenance, training, welfare and social sustainability.
“The Irish Seafood Sector and in particular the catching sector understands the ever increasing need to actively demonstrate their commitment to responsible fishing practices,” said Michael Keatinge, Interim CEO, BIM, speaking at the Skipper Expo International trade show in Galway.
Keatinge also stated that with seven fishing vessels certified under the updated responsibly sourced seafood standard and a target of 40 by year end, this standard will provide an independently certified raw material source that links in with the sector’s sustainability char...
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