Certification of fisheries and aquaculture products demonstrates to consumers high quality environmental and social standards in the production of seafood, whilst also creating marketing opportunities and benefits for producers.
Poseidon is actively involved in fisheries certification, fisheries improvement projects and responsible sourcing in the seafood industry. Our staff are highly experienced auditors and assessors for rigorous sustainability standards such as the Marine Stewardship Council. We work with a range of Certification Bodies to deliverpre-assessments, main assessments and surveillance audits.
A growing area of work is the development of Action Plans, and their ongoing support, for Fishery Improvement Plans that deliver fishery enhancements and may act as a precursor to certification.
We also work directly with the private sector to develop bespoke seafood supplier assessment frameworks that help our clients ensure responsible, ethical and sustainable sourcing, covering a wide range of aspects including illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, environmental social and ethical standards, and quality assurance.