Standards underpin sustainable Irish seafood guarantee

Created on Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:34
Written by Gillian Mills

BIM Clogherhead RSS fisherman Niall Connolly mfv Patrick CIreland's seafood development agency, BIM, is organising a series of workshops as part of their Responsible Seafood Sourcing programme.

This national seafood assurance scheme, developed by BIM and supported by Bord Bia and Origin Green, the programme comprises two standards: onboard and onshore, and is independently certified according to ISO 17065 procedures.

Niall Connolly, MFV Patrick C, Clogherhead Co-op, certified RSS member

Recent changes in the Origin Green template require members to specifically focus on key risk raw material in the target area of raw material sourcing. To underpin the integrity of the scheme, and assist members satisfy target requirements, BIM provides technical and financial support in certification and sustainability initiatives.

Processors and vessels can become certified under RSS and participate in a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP). BIM is hosting workshops on the Raw Material Certification and FIPs for both processors and supplying vessels. 

 

 

 

BIM Certification Workshops for Vessels

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