Mr Steve Stansfield managing director of Flatfish, one of Europe's largest Lemon Sole processors pledged his full support and commitment towards sustainable fishing.
The company's Lemon Sole Sustainability policy released on August 1st states that all contract vessels supplying Flatfish will be encouraged to employ sustainable fishing methods. Fish will only be purchased from catches caught from well managed sources, the company will phase out fish caught by the Beam trawl method and the environmentally friendlier Sein trawl methods will be encouraged.
The company will also, where possible, only purchase Whole Lemon sole above 25cm in size (mature fish) this will ensure that the fish get a chance to mature and breed which will benefit the species and encourage sustainable supplies for future generations.
The company also states that all future product development undertaken by Flatfish and Companies supplying Flatfish will take into account the companies policies and its commitment towards encouraging sustainability for all species.