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BIM Develops Standard for Responsibly Sourced Wild Seafood

23 May 2012

IRELAND - The Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) has developed a best practice standard for wild seafood, in association with the Irish fishing industry and other interest groups.

The standard has been developed in accordance with the internationally recognised accreditation standard, ISO 65 and international, standard-setting guidelines and is part of BIM’s Quality Seafood Programme.

The standard is currently available to Irish fish producers and onshore operators and is a third-party certification of defined levels of quality and traceability of seafood products and responsible actions which contribute to the sustainable management of fish stocks.

As standard owners, BIM has announced a public consultation on all aspects of the standard documents which will end on 31 July 2012.

The consultation aims to collect comments, ideas and contributions, in written form, in order to shape proposals on the future development of the standard.

Written comments, ideas and all other contribution should be sent by email to standard@bim.ie or post to: Standard Consultation, BIM, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland.

You can view the standard documents here

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