Review of SFIA

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 February 1999



(1999), "Review of SFIA", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 99 No. 1.



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Review of SFIA

Review of SFIA

The Government has accepted the conclusions and recommendations of a five-yearly review of the Sea Fish Industry Authority (SFIA). The review was carried out in consultation with the fishing industry, consumer organizations and other interested bodies. The review set out to establish whether there was a continuing need for the SFIA and whether the SFIA's functions are being delivered in an efficient, accountable, open and responsive way. The SFIA was established by the Fisheries Act of 1981 to promote the efficiency of the sea fish industry, serving the interests of the industry as a whole having regard to the interests of consumers. It has powers to undertake research and development, to give advice, to provide training, to promote marketing, consumption, exports and to give financial aid. It is funded by a statutory level on the sale of fish.

Fisheries Ministers have considered the report carefully and accept its conclusions and recommendations. The work of the SFIA in promoting fish, the development of training and the collection of statistical information is particularly valuable. The report is available on the MAFF website and copies may be obtained from Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fisheries Ib, Room 441, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.

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