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.
Spanish fishing company Echebastar’s bid for MSC certification has taken a further step forward as Acoura Marine’s recommendation to certify the Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine skipjack tuna fishery to the MSC Fisheries Standard has been confirmed by the independent adjudicator subject to amendments following an objection from WWF.
Italian ship owner Asaro's fleet, which catches a number of species in the Mediterranean and in Atlantic waters off the coast of Senegal, has obtained Friend of the Sea’s certification for its wild catch.
A French artisanal longline and handline fishery representing small Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna boats has entered assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard. The boats are grouped under the brand Thon rouge de ligne – pêche artisanale.
Australian Longline is the first Australian company to join GSSI partnership as a Funding Partner, and the company is a longline operator fishing for Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish within Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries.
The Board of the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO) has hailed the successful MSC re-accreditation of the local scallop dredge and brown crab fisheries by the international sustainability watchdog.
The Russian Pollock Catchers Association's Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery has received Marine Stewardship Council certification for a second time. Again confirmed as sustainable and well-managed, the fishery's catch can continue to carry the blue MSC label.
The French Polynesia albacore and yellowfin longline fishery has been granted certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Standard for Sustainable Fishing. The certification was confirmed by third party certifier ME Certification.
The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, is delighted to announce that Mialy Andriamahefazafy of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, has joined its Board of Trustees.
Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO) has welcomed Wednesday’s ruling that the judging process for the renewal of MSC status for Shetland king scallops had been carried out correctly.