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Consultants in Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture

WWF – Assessment of capture fisheries for European seafood network

Project Location: Worldwide
Project Date: 2013
Project Funding: WWF via Datadiving GmbH and Co. KG
Project Summary: MEP continues to undertake sustainability assessments of capture fisheries using the common capture fisheries methodology and the common aquaculture methodology, for the European seafood database.


The Client had identified the fisheries to be assessed, to update and expand the European seafood database, which buyers and consumers will often refer to. These fisheries were assessed against the common methodologies designed by WWF and partners. The client appointed a member of staff at MEP as chief assessor to conduct the assessments. MEP will now use the newly developed online tool for the European seafood database, whereby assessments are conducted and uploaded directly to the internet for immediate discussion.