Tool Type

Risk assessments

Risk Type

Climate change

Feed Ingredients

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line drawing of a chicken

Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

link drawing of a fish skeleton

Aquaculture trimmings

line drawing of wheat sprigs


line drawing of insect larvae


line drawing of a palm with an oil droplet

Oil palm

line drawing of dna and molecule structure

Single-cell proteins (SCP)

line drawing of soy pods


line drawing of a vitamin gel capsule

Vitamins & minerals

line drawing of a fish

Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

Seafish is a public body supporting the seafood industry in the UK. Seafish has developed tools to help the seafood industry understand the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of wild capture fisheries. These provide a better understanding of the major contributors to the ‘carbon footprint’ of seafood products. Further tools are in development.

These were produced in association with the British Standards Institution, the seafood industry, and experts from around the world to establish a common approach for assessing these emissions in seafood products.

Their current GHG profiling tools focus on seafood products from wild capture fisheries.

  • The simple profiling tool enables the industry to produce an indicative carbon profile for seafood products. 
  • A more detailed profiling tool follows the guidelines set out in BSI PAS 2050-2:2012.

The purpose of these tools is to provide all those with an interest in the carbon implications of seafood provisioning with a better understanding of the major contributors to the “carbon footprint” of seafood products along with insights into the important influence that some aspects of the seafood production chain have on final GHG emissions. 

*It is therefore important to note that these tools are not intended, nor should be used as the basis of a definitive assessment of the greenhouse gas emission intensity of any product. 

It should also be noted that aquaculture-sourced products are not currently supported. Seafish hopes to add this sector if there is a sufficient level of interest.