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Policy and Position Papers

MCS has developed a number of policy statements and information notes, intended to provide detailed information on some of the more complex issues associated with sustainable fisheries and seafood production. Simply click on the hyperlink to open or download the pdf.

A link to the latest MCS position statement on sea bass
Sea bass briefing, October 2016

A link to the latest MCS position statement on Mackerel Quota
• MCS Position Statement on Icelandic and Faroese mackerel quota, Jan 2013

A link to the MCS position statement on sustainable wild-capture fisheries
MCS Position Statement on Sustainable Fisheries

A link to MCS position statement on the use of bottom-towed fishing gear
MCS  Position Statement on Bottom-Towed Fishing Gear

A link to the MCS Sustainable Fish Sourcing Policy - for use by large businesses
MCS Sustainable Fish Sourcing Policy Guidance - large businesses

A link to the MCS Sustainable Fish Sourcing Policy - for use by small and medium sized businesses
MCS Sustainable Fish Sourcing Policy Guidance - small and medium sized businesses

A link to the MCS Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Finfish Farming
MCS Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Finfish Farming (2007)

A link to the MCS overarching policy on farmed fish production
MCS Aquaculture Policy (2013)

A link to the MCS Position Paper on the use of Cleaner Fish in Aquaculture
MCS - use of Cleaner Fish in Aquaculture (2013)

A joint Seas at Risk position paper on Priorities for Environmentally Responsible Aquaculture in the EU
Joint NGO position paper - Aquaculture (2014)

A Joint Seas at Risk position paper on Ensuring Sustainable Feed Ingredients.
Joint NGO position paper - Aquaculture (2015)

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