By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 21 April, 2013
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has withdrawn its objection to the Marine Stewardship Council certification of Russian Sea of Okhotsk Pollock fishery.
WWF and the Russian Pollock Association reached a mutually-agreed solution, enabling WWF to withdraw its formal objection to the certification. The agreement includes five changes to the conditions and client action plan.
However, the At-sea Processors Association (APA) is still standing in the way of the fishery’s certification. The APA has requested a hearing of the objection that will take place in London, possibly in late May or early June.
Certification cannot be issued until the objection by APA has been dealt with.