Graham Evans MP backs Seafish responsible fishing scheme

Graham Evans MP backs Seafish responsible fishing scheme

The Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) is a voluntary vessel based programme certifying high standards of crew welfare and responsible catching practices on fishing vessels.

“The independently audited scheme demonstrates that a vessel and its skipper are operating to best practice in 5 core areas,” explained, “including safety, health and welfare, care of the catch and care of the environment.”

Established in 2006, the scheme is open to all types of fishing vessels and fisheries. The RFS was developed by Seafish to enable the skippers of RFS certified vessels to demonstrate their compliance with industry best practice and thus enable the supply chain to demonstrate its commitment to responsible sourcing by buying from such vessels.