A report released today by the European Commission paints a misleadingly positive impression of progress towards sustainable fishing.
Responsible investment is a key impetus for a sustainable seafood industry, and investors are increasingly expected to use their finances responsibly. How can they do this?
Over 80% of seafood in supermarkets is now labelled and sourced responsibly, after a 2011 study found that shops were potentially misleading customers with sustainability claims on their fish.
Overfishing remains a serious threat to the ocean and to industry, as EU ministers once again set quotas with little regard for the law or scientific advice.
EU fishing boats could soon need to prove they are environmentally sustainable to fish outside the waters of the European Union, thanks to a vote by MEPs this week.
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