They have for starters laid out the framework, strategising towards developing a sustainable seafood industry that can thrive over the years. The document, details the current state, and scope for future strategies along with gap analysis and recommendations for success. This framework is the outcome of the efforts of a panel of experts from all sectors of the industry ranging from scientists to international trade, retail to aquaculture and processing.
The seafood industry is facing multitudes of challenges and opportunities ahead of them in the next many years. Now is the best time to take measures to deal with the challenges and prepare to make the best and multiply the benefits of the opportunities that lie ahead.
As a first step, they propose to set up a group of leaders who with their years of experience in their respective sectors can turn the vision into reality. They also plan to set up another seafood science and innovation group that consist of all the stakeholder. This hopefully would enhance the supply chain by accelerating the rate of innovation, and facilitate research.
Public Health England’s advices people to consume at least two portions of seafood every week. Sustainability is key in order to be able to provide for this growing demand.
SF2040 also hopes to verify all wild fisheries as sustainable by the year 2040 while ensuring England’s aquaculture sector sees significant growth too. Infrastructural developments to aid growth of seafood-related businesses is a key aenda too. This would maximize potential at every stage of the value chain
It is time all the world countries, take a cue from the U.K. and work towards a global sustainability in the seafood industry.