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Providing consultancy

for the marine environment


Our aim is to work with our clients to support sustainable, well-managed fisheries – and to have these recognised as such by ecolabel certification.


Hough Associates offers a full range of support services to fisheries wishing to pursue certification. Our aim is to assist you in managing all stages of the process to make your certification as straightforward and successful as possible.


Our principal, Dr Andrew Hough, has been involved with fishery certification since the MSC Programme was first trialled in 1997 – and since then has played a key role in the development of the MSC scheme and the Responsible Fishing Scheme in the UK.


We are available to assist fisheries in preparing for an assessment, in helping organisations undergoing assessment and in carrying out the surveys, monitoring and analyses required to ensure certification is achieved and maintained.