From sea to the plate – tracking fish

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2017. 04. 13. 11:34

Important progress has been made in the international documentation system, initiated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through which illegally caught fish could not be taken on the store shelves and on our plates either.


As a result of a five-year process, the voluntary guidelines on the documentation of the catch were adopted. The next level will be the biennial conference of the FAO member countries that will be held early July.

As it happens, the guidelines could work as “gold standard” for policy makers and companies involved in fishing, if they want to trace the origin of the fish.

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