First Canadian redfish fishery achieves MSC certification
Acadian redfish school. (Photo: DFO/R. Larocque)
Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus) fishery becomes the first redfish fishery in Canada to meet the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability standard.
With this achievement, this species, also known as Atlantic redfish or ocean perch, caught in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Division 3LN, can now be sold as MSC certified by companies with MSC Chain of Custody certificates.
Straddling Canadian and international waters, 3LN redfish has a colourful history dotted by interaction with Soviet, Cuban, South Korean, Portuguese and Spanish fleets.
Overfishing in the late 1980s caused depletion that led to a moratorium being declared on directed fishing in 1998. After...
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