Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Norwegian MSC-certificated shrimp. (Photo: Frank Gregersen, Nofima)

Shrimp fishery is now MSC-certified

Click on the flag for more information about Norway NORWAY
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 22:30 (GMT + 9)

The Norwegian shrimp fishery in the Barents Sea is now Marine Stewardship Council- (MSC) certified as sustainable. This certification can gain Norwegian shrimp entry into several important markets.

DNV (Det Norske Veritas) has undertaken the certification on commission from the Norwegian Seafood Council.

Nofima Mat, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research, Scientist Edgar Henriksen has participated in the group that worked on the certification of the shrimp fishery. His task was to study whether the Norwegian management system for the shrimp fishery satisfied the requirements of the MSC.

“The conclusion is that the stock of shrimp in cold water is in excellent form, that the degree of exploitation is moderate to low and the effects of this fishery on other species and the ecosystem in the Barents Sea is limited,” says Henriksen.

“The shrimp fishery received three conditions for the certification, including that the catch control rule is improved. In other words, that the authorities ensure there are clear procedures regarding which measures must be implemented if the stock diminishes significantly.”

The MSC ecolabel, which certified producers may use on their products, “guarantees” that the seafood is produced in a sustainable manner and that the fish comes from sustainable stocks.

MSC has to date established itself as the most important market for the fishery industry. The reason for this is that the market has attained social aspects and legitimacy among industrial clients, and several supermarket chains demand that the seafood they buy must be MSC approved, particularly in Germany.

“Norwegian companies selling seafood to Europe have to deal with a ‘sea’ of different ecolabels and requirements,” says Director of Research Frode Nilssen at Nofima.

“A research project points out when it comes to ecolabels which criteria are the most important given the major differences between the countries importing Norwegian seafood. The notion ‘sustainable’ plays an important role. But many place more perspectives in the notion than we are used to.”

Nofima is carrying out several large research projects to map the significance of such ecolabels, both with respect to professional buyers, in for instance supermarkets, and how the customers in the stores react to them.

editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United Kingdom
Jul 1, 03:40 (GMT + 9):
Tesco's sales fall while Aldi and Lidl consolidate
United Kingdom
Jul 1, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Seafish launches annual economic fleet survey 2015
United Kingdom
Jul 1, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - The truth about tuna: 59% of the fish sold at U.S. restaurants and grocery stores is NOT tuna
Australia
Jul 1, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - TGR extends salmon supply agreement
Canada
Jul 1, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - B.C. fish farms wait for regulatory tide to turn
United States
Jul 1, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Feds investigating Casey's Seafood on mixing Atlantic blue crab with imports
Viet Nam
Jul 1, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Seafood exports reached nearly 3 billion, down 16%
Argentina
Jul 1, 02:40 (GMT + 9):
Alpesca reactivated and its exports once more managed
United Kingdom
Jul 1, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Rises in key fish stocks welcomed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
Panama
Jul 1, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Kinki University, IATTC, and Panama Report World-First Transfer of Early-Juvenile Yellowfin Tuna to Sea Cage
United Kingdom
Jul 1, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Associated Seafoods shortlisted for food awards
Ecuador
Jul 1, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
Tuna price slump worries Ecuadorian exporters
Russian Federation
Jul 1, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
Fishing industry maintains stable growth
Nicaragua
Jul 1, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
First Latin American shrimp producer attains four-star BAP status
Chile
Jun 30, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Camanchaca presents its first sustainability report



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Report highlights tuna industry efforts, but also inaction in some fisheries
Worldwide In its latest annual report, ISSF outlines progress and achievements for tuna sustainability in 2014 and lays out the various needs for continuous improvement of global tuna fisheries through collaboration and advocacy.
Macduff Shellfish expands business to the South-West
United Kingdom Macduff Shellfish has just acquired a shellfish trading business and four scallop fishing vessels from Greendale Group in an attempt to expand business into the South-West area of the UK.
Lobster capture season extended
Canada Fisheries and Oceans Minister authorised a four four-day extension to the Spring lobster capture season throughout the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to compensate for the lost fishing days on account of adverse weather conditions.
Provisional regime for hake fishery set
Peru The Ministry of Production established the July 2015 - June 2016 provisional regime for hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) catch, in the framework under which the catch of this resource is authorized from 1 July to 30 June 2016.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER