Sweden’s seafood industry come together to tackle illegal fish on market – Fishupdate.com

Sweden’s seafood industry come together to tackle illegal fish on market Published:  31 January, 2006

IN order to ensure that all fish sold on the Swedish market is fished within agreed quotas, a meeting was held recently in Stockholm which was attended by representatives from the fish processing industry, retail sector and authorities. During the meeting it was confirmed that the problem of illegally fish being sold on the market is a mutual problem for the industry and authorities and therefore a work group is to be set up in order to continue the progress on how to tackle the problem.

The work group is to gather information to present to the European Commission via the government with the intention of contacting the relevant authorities in the countries affected, Fiskbranschens Riksforbund said in a statement.

The group is also to set up rules to be implemented and possibly sharpen existing rules for buying and labelling that may eventually come to be used as industry recommendations. Fiskbranschens Riksforbund, which translates as the National Seafood Industry Association, is to be responsible for the workgroup results and possible contacts with the media and the results of the work group will be published on the association’s website.

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