Ishihara Marine Products Co Ltd has entered its pole-and-line skipjack and albacore tuna fisheries for assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard. The Ishihara company's pole-and-line vessels caught 1780 tonnes of skipjack and albacore tuna in 2016.
The Danish Fishermen's Producers Organisation (DFPO) and The Danish Pelagic Producers Organisations (DPPO) have been awarded MSC certification for the sandeel, Norway pout and sprat fisheries.
The Russian VA-Delta Western Kamchatka salmon fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. The certification validates efforts by the remote fishery to ensure the long term sustainability of Pacific salmon, according to the Marine Stewardship Council.
The Danish North Sea cod fishery has achieved its long-awaited MSC certification. Certification recognises that cod caught by members of the Danish Fishermen Producer Organisation (DFPO) comes from a well-managed fishery and that fishing practices meet stringent MSC requirements.
To prove that their Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock fisheries meet rigorous sustainability requirements, Gloucester-based Sustainable Groundfish Association, Inc. (SGA) in New England has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.
This week an international group of scientists arrive in Greenland to examine the sustainability of Greenland’s halibut fishery. The assessment is part of the MSC certification process for the fishery and the Greenland hopes to be MSC certified in early 2017.
Friend of the Sea has engaged international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BTM Surveys to investigate whether or not specialised reefer vessels comply with the broad set of requirements to qualify for certification.
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) steering board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Program for the scope of Fisheries Certification at the 32nd session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries in Rome.
A series of training seminars delivered by ME Certification to business partner Control Union in Cambodia will ensure that there is a local team of well trained professionals ready to assist fisheries throughout Asia and the Pacific to become Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified.