MSC re-certifies Norwegian saithe fisheries

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
June 19, 2013

The Norwegian North East Arctic and North Sea saithe fisheries have been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.

The certificate is valid for five years subject to surveillance audits.

The Norwegian saithe fisheries were the first fisheries from Norway to earn MSC certification in June 2008. Fishing takes place year round using demersal trawl, gill nets, hook and line, purse seines and Danish seines. The main products are fresh and frozen loins and fillets for the EU market.

“MSC is important in order to get access to our most important markets for saithe, and serves as documentation of sustainability to the retailers,” said Jan-Ivar Marak Fiskebat Deputy Director. “In addition the MSC certification commits both the fishery authorities and the industry itself to focus on sustainable operations and continuous improvement in the execution of the fishery.”

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