Danish fishermen strive for MSC certification


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 30, 2009

The Danish Fishermen’s Association is embracing the Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fisheries program, which it says will put an end to overfishing and bycatch in Denmark.

The association on Monday announced that all seafood from Danish fisheries will be MSC certified by 2012.

Denmark’s plaice, saithe and eastern Baltic Sea cod fishery is about to enter the full assessment process. The remainder of the country’s fisheries are engaged in the pre-assessment process.

“Danish fishermen are now taking a huge step toward securing that Danish fisheries in the future will be sustainable,” said Espen Ting Nordberg, WWF Denmark sustainable consumption program manager. “This is an announcement we have been demanding for years. Now the fishermen deserve true recognition and support to implement their ambitious plan.”

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