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Ocean supplement: how business can help

Government action is needed

By Andrew Opie  

As retailers we want our consumers to enjoy seafood products from around the world—but not at any price. The British Retail Consortium is committed to the aims of eradicating illegal fishing, preventing ecological destruction and avoiding unethical labour practices in our seafood supply chains.

Collapsing fish stocks can have a direct economic impact upon communities, particularly coastal towns and villages that rely on fishing, and the cost to the global economy is between $10bn and $23.5bn per year.

Considering the challenge of feeding a rapidly expanding world population (expected to reach nine billion by 2050), the consequences of depleting fish…

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