Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Responsible Fishing Scheme.

Next Monday (22nd Feb) sees Seafood Cornwall host an all new Responsible Fishing Scheme workshop from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  The event will take place in the training hub building opposite the lifeboat house slip.

Existing RFS members and anyone needing to join the new scheme will have a fantastic opportunity to talk with some of the people who helped redesign the scheme.

The idea of the workshop is to promote the newly re-launched Responsible Fishing Scheme and also to  explain the content and processes involved for vessels wishing to become members. Increasingly consumers are more and more interested in the provenance of the fish they are buying so there will also be updates on how the onshore elements of the seafood supply chain are increasingly using  the RFS as part of their sourcing policies and has been fully updated to improve its ability to meet the increasing need for the seafood supply chain to ensure responsible practice and traceability from sea to plate

The workshop will predominantly be of benefit to vessel skippers and more especially vessel owners considering joining the scheme.  This will also be a golden opportunity for local buyers and processors as well as any other interested parties who are more than welcome to attend.