The government’s Securing the Benefits strategy to develop a sustainable future for Britain’s fishing fleet has been welcomed by the Marine Stewardship Council.
The MSC is anxious that as many fisheries as possible work for sustainability certification so that consumers’ growing awareness of the eco-label can be matched by sufficient volume of product. Grants will help the industry apply.
Rupert Howes, chief executive of the MSC, said: “With the UN FAO’s recent endorsement of fishery certification, those taking part are looking towards a competitive advantage.”