Policy and Position Papers
MCS has developed a number of policy statements and information notes, intended to provide detailed information on some of the more complex issues associated with sustainable fisheries and seafood production.
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Fish sourcing policy for use by businesses
A link to our two page guide to sourcing seafood responsibly for restaurants and food service outlets
Restaurant & Food service Top Tips
A link to the MCS Sustainable Fish Sourcing Policy - for use by small and medium sized businesses
MCS Sustainable Fish Sourcing Policy Guidance - small and medium sized businesses
A Joint Scottish Environment LINK Aquaculture Briefing Paper
Issues and impacts of Scottish aquaculture (2018)
A Joint Seas at Risk position paper on Ensuring Sustainable Feed Ingredients.
Joint NGO position paper - Aquaculture (2015)
A joint Seas at Risk position paper on Priorities for Environmentally Responsible Aquaculture in the EU
Joint NGO position paper - Aquaculture (2014)
A link to MCS position on the use of cleaner fish in salmon farming
Use of cleaner fish in salmon farming: Current use, concerns and recommendations (2018)
A link to the MCS overarching policy on farmed fish production
MCS Aquaculture Policy (2013)
Actions you can take
Did you know?…
41% of North East Atlantic stocks including those around the UK are subject to overfishing
A estimated £1.1 billion is spent on fish and chips every year in the UK
6,500 fishing boats in the UK catch up to 150 different species, but most people in the UK only eat 5
What's your impact on our seas?
You can play a key role in securing the future of our seas and marine wildlife by making more environmentally responsible choices when buying seafood.
Make the right choice and reduce your impact - every purchase matters!See our top tips
Stop the plastic tide
Support our appeal to turn the tide on plastics.Find out more