Falfish is committed to supplying wild fish and shellfish products supplied from sustainable fisheries. To achieve this the company has engaged with a number of initiatives and partnerships with scientists, fishermen and environmental NGOs over the past 20 years.
One way a fishery can demonstrate its sustainability credentials is through achievement of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. The MSC is seen by many seafood industry professionals as the ‘gold standard’ in eco-labelling as the certification process considers in detail the fish stock, the environment and the management of the fishery.
The latest initiative in which Falfish is a sponsoring partner is the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) led: ‘Project UK Fisheries Improvements (PUKFI)’. The project is working towards an environmentally sustainable future for UK fisheries by running Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) on six UK fisheries that have been selected by UK supply chain stakeholders.
Falfish is engaged in the Monkfish, Scallop and Crab FIPs for the English Channel. The company acts as a conduit for information from catchers to scientists and also from scientists to customers to ensure total transparency throughout. The 5yr project is now in its second year and has already made significant progress towards MSC certification.