Certification, Fisheries Improvement Projects
and responsible sourcing
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.
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.