Last year, consumers in the UK & Ireland spent an estimated £1.26 billion on MSC certified fish and seafood and could choose from 45 different certified species across 1,560 products. Read the second annual edition of the MSC UK and Ireland Market Report to get up to speed on the latest trends in certified sustainable seafood and get in-depth consumer insights from the first-ever UK Tuna Shopper Report.
Proposed changes to the Fisheries Standard are available for public review, including new requirements on endangered threatened and protected species, shark finning and ghost gear. Stakeholders are invited to review and feedback on the proposals online until Monday 4th April.
Sustainable Seafood Week will be returning between the 16th-23rd September. We need All Hands On Deck to encourage consumers to choose only sustainable seafood! We'll soon be presenting our plans for how you can get on board.
This month I’m most looking forward to the Economist World Ocean Summit in March. Our MSC CEO, Rupert Howes, is on a panel discussing ‘Overcoming Overfishing’ along with Maria Damanaki and Jane Ewing. I’ll be at MSC’s Virtual Booth on Friday 4th March, following the keynote from HSH Albert II Prince of Monaco. Please come along if you’re attending.