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Seafish to Investigate Effect of Landing Obligation on UK Supply Chain

03 March 2015

UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, is commissioning a project to analyse the impact of the Landing Obligation on the UK supply chain.

The closing date for applications is 1200hrs 13 March 2015 with project to be completed by 31 August 2015.

The analysis will cover all species landed domestically into the UK that will be subject to the phased implementation of the landing obligation.

The project will also look at all sectors within the UK supply chain including vessels, ports and auctions, processors, transporters, wholesalers, retail and foodservice, as well as sectors dealing with products for non-human consumption such as fishmeal and bait.

Analysis of sectors dealing with product designed for both human and non-human consumption is necessary to understand operational, legal and financial impacts. For the purposes of this project, the UK supply chain is deemed to comprise activities from vessel to retail market and food service.

Marcus Jacklin, Project Manager for Seafish said: “The implementation of the Landing Obligation will likely have a far-reaching impact on the entire supply chain; from vessel to wholesalers. Understanding the impact of the landing obligation is vital to supporting the entire UK supply chain while it is being implemented.”

“Whilst there has been a lot of work with the offshore sector in this area, we are looking to develop our understanding of the effect of the Landing Obligation for the whole supply chain including the onshore sectors.”

Seafish is looking for applicants to undertake this project, ideally with relevant experience and a track record of delivering projects to a high standard.

Full details of the tender can be found on the Seafish website.

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