Seafood production and sustainability examined by Committee

11 September 2018

The Environmental Audit Committee continues its inquiry into sustainable seas. This session is expected to focus on seafood production, including UK regulations on aquaculture, the effectiveness of fish certification schemes and the use of eco-labelling in ensuring sustainability.


Tuesday 11 September, The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House


  • Charles Redfern, Fish4Ever
  • Rupert Howes, Marine Stewardship Council
  • Sönke Fischer, Accreditation Services International
  • Dr Louise Heaps, WWF


  • Guy Linley-Adams, Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland
  • Dr Adam Hughes, Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • Ben Hadfield, Managing Director, Marine Harvest (representing the wider Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation)

In this inquiry the Committee is considering threats to ocean life from acidification, overfishing, resource extraction and pollution, and looking at how the Government can create a sustainable blue economy.

It will examine the impact of environmental changes and the legal framework protecting ocean biodiversity. When it comes to marine industries such as deep-sea mining, it will question the effectiveness of regulation by Government and international authorities.

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