Scots' Industry Welcomes FSA 'Sustainable' Review

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
11 February 2008, at 12:00am

SCOTLAND - Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive of the Scottish Fishermens Federation, says sustainability needs to be part of food standards advice.

Responding to the Foods Standards Agency announcement to review of its advice on eating fish, he said that sustainability of fish stocks has been at the top of the Scottish fishing industry’s agenda for some time and FSA was right to include the issue within its policies.

"In Scotland, the industry is leading the way in the development of sustainable practices, which was most recently illustrated by our support for the ground breaking ‘Scottish conservation credits’ scheme," he added.

The SFF has been invited to participate in the FSA review. Mr Armstrong says the Federation is confident that it will recognise that its fishermen are harvesting Scottish seafood in a sustainable and sensible manner.

Further Reading

- Go to our news story on the FSA review by clicking here.