In Food Navigator, Planet Tracker’s John Willis warns that the UK cod industry is “in a truly unsustainable position”

UK cod fishing is on an unsustainable course. Not only is the industry is feeling the squeeze from depleting fish stocks due to unsustainable overfishing practices, but also from retailers and consumers who want certified sustainable fish. And if this is not enough of a problem, UK export markets hang in the balance as Brexit trade negotiations continue.

The UK has the opportunity to recover and to reap the benefit from its natural resources – but only if there is successful intervention with sustainable and traceable solutions, says John Willis, Director of Research, Planet Tracker.

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