Fisheries debate on BBC Newsnight

October 27, 2010 16:39

The BBC's Newsnight programme last night broadcast a report and discussion focused on fish stocks and management schemes, reports with reference to Findus Group.

Using the Canadian sockeye salmon fishery as an example, it particularly emphasised the value of scientific data in supporting effective stock management. A subsequent debate on the European situation served to highlight the need for consistent use of science but in close in partnership with fishermen.

This programme made a useful addition to the global debate. We particularly welcome the fact that it reinforced the value of comprehensive science as a fundamental tool for the achievement of improved fisheries management.

As a business, Findus Group has joined forces with AIPCE, WWF and others to support calls for progressive reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and has always emphasised the value of a scientific approach. We continue to work towards improved consumer understanding of these complex issues, including the promotion of our own Fish for Life standards and by our support for existing science-based certification schemes, such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

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