Resource Maps for fish

This research highlights the extent to which fish and shellfish  products are wasted or lost in the UK’s food supply chain. By identifying how, where and why the products are wasted, these resource maps enable the identification of where better management practices, in particular, can be used to develop more resource efficient strategies within the fish processing sector.

The report focuses on the supply chains of fish and fish products from the 19 fish and shellfish species. The project’s aim was to develop detailed ‘resource maps’ that show how each species is utilised, in order to generate data on product waste, packaging waste, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Based on the recommendations outlined in this report, the project team considers that there are significant opportunities for the fish and shellfish supply chain to exploit potential markets for fish and shell by-products and to move material up the waste hierarchy.

(Legacy research commissioned by the previous government.) 

Other WRAP Resource Maps are available here.