Certification, Fisheries Improvement Projects
and responsible sourcing
UK and Ireland
English Inshore Project UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DEFRA - Project Dates:
January 2011 - December 2011
Description of Project:
The primary aim of the project was to carry out an MSC pre-assessment on all significant commercial capture fisheries within each English Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (IFCA) District (with the exception of Sussex, which had acted as a pilot for this approach). Based on the results from the pre-assessment, gaps were identified (e.g. by-catch and discard levels, knowledge gaps, habitat damage, management gaps). The inventory of gaps was then be used to formulate a management plan for each IFCA.
PARM staff supported FCI in each phase of project delivery.
In particular Poseidon were responsible for:
Stage 1 scoping, including stock / gear / fleet analysis to develop Units of Certification
Stage 2 methodology development, leading on P2 and P3
Stage 2 pre-assessments, leading on Devon and Severn, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Southern IFCAs.
Stage 3 Fisheries Improvement Plans