In the Faroe Islands the fishing industry has chosen to let the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) vouch for an international certification and regular audit of our fisheries. By choosing fish products with the MSC brand the consumer supports fisheries, that care for our ocean environment and urge others to do the same.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO):
- One billion people, almost all of them in the developing countries, rely on fish as their main source of protein.
- It is estimated that 200 million people are directly or indirectly involved in fishing or affiliated industries.
- Over 50% of the seafood traded around the world comes from developing countries.
For many of these people, sustainable fishing is a necessity, not a luxury. The alternative is unemployment, malnutrition, poverty and hunger.
MSC works to promote responsible fisheries management and sustainable methods, to protect the fishing communities of the future.
By combating overfishing and illegal fishing, we can help to protect the basis for life and ensure vital food safety for many people around the world.
For further information about FISF please do not hesitate to contact Durita í Grótinum, Managing Director.