Young’s Seafood have been in the fishing business for over 200 years, and have made a commitment to a sustainable fishing practise that they’ve called “Fish for Life”. They follow their own ‘Ten Principles for Responsible Fish Procurement’, and are closely aligned to the objectives of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for wild caught fish. Young’s currently supplies 80% of the MSC products in the UK market. Earlier this year, Young’s commissioned an audit by respected independent consultancy, Bodycote Lawlabs to validate the Fish for Life approach and they have confirmed that Young’s is applying a robust methodology in assessing the sustainability of their fish supplies. via Fishupdate.com
“Fish for Life has become a fundamental cornerstone of our business, so we felt it was crucial to subject its processes to proper independent scrutiny. We are delighted that this audit has underlined the validity of our approach and feel confident that we have developed an industry-leading template for the assessment of responsible fisheries practice.”
“When you consider that fish is one of the last main sources of human food that is still wild caught, you understand why it is so crucial that we properly manage our global fisheries to guarantee the availability of seafood for future generations”.
Mike Parker, Deputy Chief Executive, Young’s Seafood