The certification renewal by the Marine Stewardship Council of Atlanto-Scandian herring has been confirmed.
Spanish consumers now have access to more certified sustainable hake now that the entire Puerto de Celeiro fleet has completed Friend of the Sea certification, and has been audited by accredited independent bodies. Puerto de Celeiro provides around 30% of the hake consumed in Spain.
The South Australian sardine fishery will enter full assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing. The fishery will be subject to third party independent assessment by accredited certification body MRAG Americas.
Peruvian seafood company Pesquera Centinela S.A. has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its fishmeal and fish oil from Engraulis ringens fished in the South East Pacific Ocean (FAO Area 87) only by Friend of the Sea approved purse seine fleets.
With the aim of promoting sustainability in the fishing industry, the Albanian government has decided by decree to cover 50% of the cost seafood companies have to bear to undergo a Friend of the Sea sustainability certification audit.
Following an objection in the reassessment of the PNA skipjack tuna fishery, an independent adjudicator has confirmed the third party conformity assessment body (CAB) decision that the PNA skipjack tuna fishery continues to meet the MSC’s Standard for sustainable fishing. Of 24 challenges to individual scoring issues within the objection, none were upheld.
Russian’s Barents Sea red king crab fishery in the Barents Sea has become the first king crab fishery in the world to achieve MSC certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The certification was awarded by independent certifier Acoura Marine following a detailed assessment.
Norwegian fisheries for Norway pout, sandeel and brisling have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, which brings more than 90% of Norwegian wild fisheries under MSC certification.
The Iceland Sustainable Fisheries (ISF) monkfish fishery has gained MSC certification, the first fishery for this species anywhere to be certified. This is also the eight occasion in which an ISF fishery is the first for that species to get the MSC blue tick.
Iceland’s blue whiting fishery in the north-eastern Atlantic has been granted MSC certification and the blue tick of approval that goes with it. The fishery has been certified by conformity assessment body DNV GL against the MSC’s fisheries standard.