According to the information the Certification Body, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), has got no objection to the determination that the Danish Pelagic Producers Organisation (DPPO) Atlanto Scandian herring fishery should be certified closed on the 14th July 2009. It is said that the new certificate will be in effect for 5 years, contingent on the fishery successfully completing annual audits of its status against the MSC standard.
After the successful completion of the process Atlanto Scandian herring fishery may applied the MSC logo may to catches taken from this fishery after the agreed eligibility date of the 1st January 2009, by those companies with appropriate Chain of Custody certification in place.
It is mentioned that the location of the fishery is North-East Atlantic (ICES divisions I, IIa and IIb, V, XIV) and the method used is purse seine and pelagic trawl. The fishery was managed by the EU, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, and Russia after they agreed in 1999 on a long-term management plan for the fishery. It is told that this plan is structured around controlling harvest at precautionary levels to ensure the long term sustainability of the stock. The herring landed by the DPPO fleet is almost exclusively exported. The main market for the DPPO Atlanto Scandian herring is the EU.