Greenhouse Gas consultation launched
The consultation aims to find ways of reducing emissions. Credit Iolaire
A draft consultation has been launched to help the seafood industry look at greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aquatic food products.
Sponsored by Seafish and taken on by the British Standards Institute, the draft consultation follows 12 months of research and the collaboration of up to 50 international stakeholders.
Alex Olsen of Espersen, a member of the industry group behind the consultation, said: “There are many ways GHG emissions are being assessed. The majority of the industry don’t know scientists’ calculations or methods. Many scientists don’t fully understand the industry. This work helps industry with the methodologies and also helps the scientists ask the right questions.”
The draft consultation has been developed based on the findings of a successful British Standards Institute workshop on GHG emissions in aquatic foods. The workshop gave a clear outline on the likely impact of GHG emissions from aquatic food products including source, consumption and disposal, and how this was influenced by co-products, land use, capital goods and the period of assessment.
By making aquatic GHG emissions more accessible, the consultation aims to enable the industry to produce and compare results to find ways of reducing emissions.
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