Quota Increase Prompts Young’s to Sell Cod Again


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 21, 2008

The biggest seafood company in the United Kingdom will start selling cod again now that North Sea quotas are on the rise.

Young’s Seafood has agreed to offer cod after a two-year hiatus due to concerns over low stock levels. The European Union last week granted North Sea fishermen a 30 percent cod quota increase for the upcoming year.

The new quota, the highest in 20 years, was granted after fishermen adopted conservative fishing techniques.

"This vote of confidence by Young's is another illustration of the successful partnership between the Scottish government and fishing industry that is achieving a sustainable cod fishery in the North Sea,” Scottish Fisheries Minister Richard Lochhead told the Aberdeen Press and Journal. "Young's announcement is a major morale boost for the Scottish industry and a treat for consumers who can enjoy one of Scotland's tastiest products in the knowledge it has the stamp of sustainability."

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