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Region:    UK and Ireland

Project UK - Inshore Fisheries Improvement Projects UK

Marine Stewardship Council - Project Dates:
September 2016 - August 2019

Description of Project:
Project UK was an ambitious project led by Seafish and the MSC that built  on the success of Project Inshore and aimed to work towards an environmentally sustainable future for UK fisheries. It achieved this through determining the environmental performance of key commercial fisheries,  demonstrate how these can move towards  sustainability through Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and ultimately achieve MSC certification where possible. 

Services Provided:

Two Poseidon directors prepared Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) Action Plans and MSC benchmarking tools for various fisheries in the North Sea and the SW England (monkfish, scallops, crab and lobster). These are now under implementation over 2017 - 2021.