Saturday, December 5, 2020

Industry gets behind responsible seafood sourcing tool

Businesses from across the seafood industry are calling on others to take advantage of Seafish’s responsible sourcing tool, to assist buyers in making informed purchasing decisions, having recognised its potential over the past year.

Launched in September 2014, the ‘Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood’ (RASS) is now successfully aiding a wide range of businesses across the UK supply chain including Waitrose, Young’s Seafood, Regal Fish, the seafood delivery service, and the award winning fish and chip chain, Papa’s Fish and Chips.

The free online platform now lists 280 fishery profiles containing information on stock status, the efficacy of management, as well as seafloor habitat and bycatch impacts.

Available to the entire UK supply chain of seafood buyers – in the wholesale, foodservice and retail sectors – RASS gives greater clarity over the status of the seafood they are purchasing both at stock and fisheries levels. RASS can be accessed at www.seafish.org/rass.

RASS was introduced to answer a need from the industry for clear, and scientifically robust information on the impacts of fisheries. This empowers seafood buyers in the industry to make better informed decisions, and manage their reputation. Many businesses like Young’s Seafood are using the tool to ensure all their supplies adhere to the company’s principles of responsible sourcing. It also makes it a lot easier for business by collating and analysing often very technical data and presenting this in a usable format.

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