Nautic Rus to develop designs for Russian crabber fleet

PrimKrab, the crab fishing subsidiary of the Russian Fishery Company, has signed an agreement with design company Nautic Rus to develop a design for a new type of crabbing vessel. The new design is to be delivered within two months and a decision on the final design will be made once the project has been approved.

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MSC suspends certificate for Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery

The MSC certificate for the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (SGOSL) snow crab trap fishery in Canada has been suspended by certifier SAI Global (SAIG). The certifier concluded that based on new information including the Incident Report on 2017 right whale mortalities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the fishery no longer meets the MSC Fishery Standard related to Endangered, Threatened and Protected species.

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