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Seafish CEO joins board of GSA. Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, and the newly formed Global Seafood Assurances (GSA) are delighted to announce that Marcus Coleman, CEO of Seafish, will join the Board of GSA with immediate effect.

Marcus Coleman, Seafish CEO, said: “I’m delighted to join the board and continue the work we have done with the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), which offers a fantastic opportunity for the UK industry to continue to lead the world in demonstrating our commitment to best practice.

“It’s an exciting time for the RFS with our current certified members contributing over 25% of the UK fleets landings by value, and over 30% by weight. Migration to the GSA will enable the RFS to reach its full potential as part of a ground-breaking global supply chain assurance initiative.”

The announcement follows an agreement between the two organisations signed In April 2018. After a tender process, Seafish announced that the organisation Global Seafood Assurances would be the new home for the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) from no later than May 2020.

Seafish continue to develop the scheme, through a rigorous and broad consultation process, working with GSA to ensure it has viability, longevity and integrity in the market place.

A key priority for GSA and Seafish during the transition period is the development of Version 2 of the RFS standard, which will build on the experience of the UK sector and reflect future industry needs across global supply chains.

“The GSA vision is quality, comprehensive, full supply chain assurance for seafood – and that includes vessels for wild caught fish” commented Wally Stephens, Executive Director of GSA.