Fish issues


The concept of traceability means that a product can be traced back to its origin. This is particularly important for food safety but also provides consumers with important information needed to make a responsible choice.

For example, since 2012, it has been compulsory for all fisheries and fish farmers to ensure traceability from beginning to end. In the European Union, even stricter requirements apply to the labelling of fish products since December 2014. For example, the origin and method of fishing must be indicated.

Unfortunately, the provision of information is not a priority for fisheries and fish farmers. Buyers of fish products are afraid of damaging their reputations and do not want to be associated with illegal and unsustainable practices. This is detrimental to the traceability of fish products.