‘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…
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…
Independent certification body SAI Global has officially recommended that the Atlantic menhaden purse seine fishery be certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard.
The MSC certificate for the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GOSL) snow crab trap fishery in Canada remains 'suspended' following an audit by certifier SAI Global (SAIG). The annual surveillance audit included a full review of the fishery’s performance against the MSC Fisheries Standard as well as progress of the corrective action plan implemented following the suspension of the certificate on March 20 last year.
Five stocks of tropical tuna caught by the Spanish tuna fleet, out of a total of 12, now meet the sustainability standards necessary to apply for MSC certification, specifically yellowfin, skipjack and bigeye in the Central-Western Pacific and yellowfin and skipjack in the Eastern Pacific.
Sardine fisheries in Spain and France are to have their MSC certification suspended from 12th March following audits that have concluded fishing effort is inconsistent with achieving MSY, despite both of these stocks in the Bay of Biscay being judged healthy.
BCG Digital Ventures and WWF Australia are launching OpenSC, a new digital platform that uses blockchain and other technologies to track food and products, and helps people and business to avoid illegal, environmentally-damaging or unethical products.
Spanish fishing company Echebastar has been awarded MSC certification for its Indian Ocean purse seine fishery for skipjack tuna. It hasn’t been an easy ride for the Bermeo-based company, which has seen its application go through a tough process that has seen objections at various stages.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has announced a £1 million fund and initiative to support small scale fisheries and those in the Global South on their pathway to sustainability.
Fishermen’s associations in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Estonia are embarking on the assessment process for Baltic herring and sprat which could see these species certified as sustainable once the extensive assessment has been completed.