Sustainability Policy

Sustainability Policy

Our policy for ensuring a sustainable future for pelagic fisheries

The Scottish pelagic fishing sector is committed to a sustainable future and has developed a Sustainability Policy that sets out principles and standards of behaviour for responsible practices with a view to ensuring the effective conservation, management and development of our living aquatic resources.

The code outlined in the policy recognises the nutritional, economic, social and environmental importance of fisheries and takes into account the biological characteristics of the resources, their environment and the interests of consumers and other users.

Under the code, the industry pledges to take all appropriate and necessary measures to ensure that the pelagic fisheries in which it operates are fished and managed responsibly to preserve the sustainable use of all marine resources and their habitats for current and future generations.

SPSG is committed to collecting real-time fisheries data for the scientific assessment of pelagic stocks.