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Arctic cod and haddock fishery to remain MSC certified

Friday, October 09, 2015, 02:30 (GMT + 9)

Norwegian North East Arctic cod and haddock fishery has been re-certified to the MSC standard for sustainability after a second assessment has shown that the stocks of both resources in the area remain healthy and well managed. An independent team of fishery scientists and management experts assessed both species during the last 60 years, providing a significant body of data on the life history, spawning, distribution and growth of the species. These researchers have also determined that cod and haddock sourced from the fishery are eligible to bear the blue MSC ecolabel. “When the fishery’s five year certificate approached its expiry date, there was no doubt about going for recertification. Consumers in many countries are conscious about ecolabelling, and MSC certification has been an important tool for us to demonstrate the sustainability of our fisheries.... FULL STORY

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