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Davie Tait
23rd May 2013, 14:46

The Responsible Fishing Scheme

The Responsible Fishing Scheme is a sign of quality within the catching sector.

An RFS vessel is assessed on the following criteria:

CARE OF THE CATCH (http://www.seafish.org/retailers/responsible-sourcing/the-responsible-fishing-scheme/fishing-practices)
VESSEL STANDARDS (http://www.seafish.org/retailers/responsible-sourcing/the-responsible-fishing-scheme/vessel-criteria)
CREW COMPETENCE (http://www.seafish.org/retailers/responsible-sourcing/the-responsible-fishing-scheme/crew-competence)
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS (http://www.seafish.org/retailers/responsible-sourcing/the-responsible-fishing-scheme/environmental-awareness)

The RFS benefits the whole supply chain and ensures a quality product reaches the consumer.

The Responsible Fishing Scheme has been developed to raise standards in the catching sector, enabling those within the seafood supply chain to demonstrate their commitment to the responsible sourcing of seafood.

Visit the Responsible Fishing Scheme (http://rfs.seafish.org/) website to find your local RFS vessel.

Originally based on a Publicly Available Specification from the British Standards Institution (BSi), the RFS is an independent, audited assessment of the application of good practice by a vessel skipper and crew in their fishing operations.