Seafood businesses launch sustainable labelling and sourcing codes
The Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) has launched a new 'labelling code', intended to ensure that consumers are sure about what environmental claims on fish and seafood mean. A new 'sourcing code' accompanies the labelling and ensures that the coalition members source their fish and seafood products responsibly.
The SSC union was created to address the issue of the misleading environmental claims made by seafood brands on their products. By agreeing to the sourcing code, members commit to having good traceability, clarity about sourcing policies, and the implementation of annual risk assessments on fisheries and audits for aquaculture sources.
While some of the food system challenges facing humanity are local, in an interconnected world, adopting a global perspective is essential. Many environmental issues, such as climate change, need supranational commitments and action to be addressed effectively. Due to ever increasing global trade flows, prices of commodities are connected through space; a drought in Romania may thus increase the price of wheat in Zimbabwe.
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