MSC recertifies French herring fishery
The FROM Nord member vessels’ MSC certification for its herring fishery has been renewed. Image: MSC

MSC recertifies French herring fishery

The herring fishery pursued by nine FROM Nord member vessels has been recertified by the MSC. The group of nine trawlers between them land around 2500 tonnes of herring annually.…

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Sustainable cockles from Thames Estuary in 2020
Fourteen licensed vessels take part in the Thames Estuary cockle fishery

Sustainable cockles from Thames Estuary in 2020

An independent assessment of the Leigh Port Partnership cockle fishery has found it meets the Marine Stewardship Council’s internationally recognised standard for sustainable fishing. The fishery can sell cockles marked with…

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MSC certifies Western Australia’s octopus fishery
MSC certification has been awarded to Western Australia’s octopus fishery. Image: MSC

MSC certifies Western Australia’s octopus fishery

The certification of Western Australia’s octopus fishery has added to a steadily growing list as this brings WA’s total to nine certified fisheries, including South Sea pearl, abalone, western rock…

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Largest multi-national fishery in the North Sea area gets MSC certificate
This single MSC certification for the Joint Demersal Fisheries brings together ten individual certifications

Largest multi-national fishery in the North Sea area gets MSC certificate

The Joint Demersal Fisheries, a collaboration of large and small-scale fisheries in the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, meet the rigorous requirements for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship…

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Flawed MSC standard, say pelagic associations
MINSA member associations state that the mackerel stock is in good condition, and the MSC certificate suspension could have been avoided

Flawed MSC standard, say pelagic associations

The Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance (MINSA) members have issued a fact sheet and opinion on the events leading up to the suspension of MSC certification for mackerel, stating that…

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French artisanal bluefin tuna fishery gets sustainability label
Sète fishing co-operative Sathoan has been awarded a Pêche Durable sustainability award for 15 boats fishing for bluefin tuna. Image: Stéphane Jacquot / agriculture.gouv.fr

French artisanal bluefin tuna fishery gets sustainability label

The award of the Pêche Durable sustainability label to the bluefin fishery pursued by a group of fishermen from Sète is a first and is the culmination of a long…

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All EU-caught Greenland halibut now MSC certified
Doggerbank Seefischerei’s Gerda Maria is one of its two trawlers fishing for Greenland halibut

All EU-caught Greenland halibut now MSC certified

German deep-sea fishing company Doggerbank Seefischerei has been awarded MSC certification for its West Greenland halibut fishery. Following a 13-month assessment, Doggerbank Seefischerei GmbH’s halibut fishery off the west coast…

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FoS certification for five Chilean freezer trawlers
Deris has been awarded Friend of the Sea certification for five freezer vessels operating from Punta Arenas

FoS certification for five Chilean freezer trawlers

Chilean fishing company Deris (Pesca Chile) was earlier this year awarded Friend of the Sea certification for an additional five of its freezer fishing vessels Cabo de Hornos, Diego Ramirez,…

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Minister asks MSC to reconsider mackerel suspension
Norway’s Minister of Fisheries has asked the Marine Stewardship Council to re-assess mackerel certification

Minister asks MSC to reconsider mackerel suspension

‘In light of the revised ICES advice, I believe that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) must reconsider the suspension of the MSC Atlantic mackerel certification,’ said Norwegian Fisheries Minister Harald…

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Made in New Zealand: Lee Fisheries’ Friend of the Sea certification
Lee Fish Group has the world’s widest range of Friend of the Sea certified products. Image: FoS

Made in New Zealand: Lee Fisheries’ Friend of the Sea certification

With a production facility in Leigh, New Zealand, and sales offices in Europe and the United States, Lee Fish Group has had the majority of its seafood range certified sustainable…

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