Seafish, the seafood industry body, has slammed the Marine Conservation Society’s recently revised lists of ‘fish to eat’ and ‘fish to avoid’ for being patchy and riddled with errors.

The MCS lists were produced to help consumers choose more sustainable fish. The MCS believes UK seafood labelling is currently not fit for purpose.

But Seafish says the MCS lists confuse. “The big multiples have extremely robust systems in place – you can pretty much rely on them,” claimed Philip MacMullen, head of environmental responsibility.