Shrimp fishery recertified
The Oregon pink shrimp fishery — the world’s first shrimp fishery to earn Marine Stewardship Council certification — has been recertified as sustainable.
Last year, Oregon shrimp landings were the second highest on record, with more than 49 million pounds of product landed. In all, 64 vessels participated in the fishery season from 1 April to 31 October. The shrimp is harvested by trawl and is one of the most valuable fisheries in Oregon.
“Oregon pink shrimp established an international milestone five years ago when it became the first pink shrimp fishery in the world to achieve MSC certification, and re-certification sends a clear message to buyers and consumers that Oregon is committed to sustainably harvesting pink shrimp,” said Kerry Coughlin, MSC Americas regional director. “With increasing consumer demand for healthy foods, knowing that Oregon pink shrimp comes from a MSC certified fishery will assure consumers they are making smart choices in what they eat and in where the seafood comes from.”