This programme will co-ordinate understanding of key issues and opportunities across stakeholder groups and the wider sector - to ensure a collaborative approach, ensuring alignment to the Seafood Integrity work programme. Work on regional strategies will ensure that regulators are informed and aware of the requirements of the industry. A dedicated, well-qualified aquaculture manager will field all media enquiries in this area.
Supporting the sector to achieve responsible and sustainable growth will allow it to promote increased consumption with confidence. Continuing and strengthening our work on viral and algal toxins will provide reassurance to the supply chain.
The purpose of the proposed aquaculture programme is to be the one-stop-shop for Seafish’s aquaculture work.
The Domestic Aquaculture Strategy programme will enable informed decisions through the promotion and representation of aquaculture interests to all key stakeholders, both in Government and industry. This facilitates a collaborative approach to the delivery of local and national strategies.
In line with the Seafish Aquaculture Review, this programme will identify viable, sustainable and effective opportunities for Seafish to effectively support the UK aquaculture industry in identifying and addressing key issues and constraints. Support for imported farmed seafood will continue to be incorporated into programmes within the Regulation Workstream.