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Processors Working For A More Sustainable Industry

by the Fish Site Editor
12 October 2011, at 1:00am

EU - The European Fish Processors and Traders Association, AIPCE-CEP, is backing proposals from the European Commission for a more sustainable industry.

The European Commission published a Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe in September outlining its vision that by 2050 all resources will be managed sustainably from raw material to energy, water, air, land and soil.

And the AIPCE-CEP says it has already started to act on the Commission's proposals.

"We recently published our Principles for Environmentally Responsible Fish Processing. Our responsible fish processing principles focus on working together on energy efficiency, water usage reduction, waste minimisation, packaging and transport efficiency," said an AIPCE-CEP Secretariat spokesman.

"The document includes a series of recommendations that underline the need for cooperation to utilise shared experience and promote best practice.

"Our vision is to provide high quality, safe, nutritious and affordable food for today's consumers and future generations whilst imposing the smallest environmental impact on the planet. The AIPCE-CEP sustainability working group is building on these principles collecting examples of best practice from seafood processors in each of the targeted areas.

"Last year we launched our Principles for Environmentally Responsible Fish Sourcing. Both documents will be freely available from the AIPCE-CEP website."

the Fish Site Editor