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


Norwegian ling, tusk and lumpish fishery now has MSC certification. (Photo: MSC/FIS))

Ling, tusk and lumpfish fishery obtains MSC certification

Click on the flag for more information about Norway NORWAY
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 01:20 (GMT + 9)

The Norwegian ling (Molva molva), tusk (Brosme brosme) and lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) fishery has become certified by the Marine Stewardship Council  (MSC), with which 69 per cent of wild catch in Norway meets the high bar of sustainability.

The fisheries standard was granted after a thorough review and assessment of the fishery by the accredited third-party certification party, Acoura Marine Ltd. The certification process started in August 2016, when these fisheries experienced an increased demand for MSC certified seafood it from their key markets.

In particular, Norwegian Fish Auction AS (NFA) sought to get the lumpfish fishery certified due to a demand for MSC certified roe and caviar from the Swedish market.

Ling and tusk are mainly processed as dried stockfish for the Swedish market, dried and salted clipfish for the Caribbean and Latin-American markets, and frozen and fresh fillets for the Western European markets.

“We are pleased to have this certification in place – the project was a response to a strong push from some of our key markets, and we are now pleased to be able to provide them with the desired documentation” pointed out Tor B. Larsen, NFA environmental advisor.

Mari Nordstrøm, marketing & communications manager MSC Norway stressed that it is a consistent trend both in the Scandinavian and other European markets that consumers want to make better and conscious choices when shopping for food, adding that with this certification in place, it will not only provide opportunities for Norwegian market players to increase their assortment of MSC certified products.

In total, these fisheries caught 18.677 tonnes of ling, 14.798 tonnes of tusk, and 453 tonnes of lumpfish in 2016.

The fisheries are closely controlled through the Norwegian fisheries management system. As a condition of certification, these fisheries will also implement clearly defined Harvest Control Rules and put a strategy in place to manage the fisheries’ impacts on endangered, threatened and protected species.

 
[email protected]
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Spain
Jul 14, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Cepesca regrets that consensus has not been reached for the renewal of the agreement between the EU and Morocco
United Kingdom
Jul 14, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Illegal salmon nets seized in Donegal
Iceland
Jul 14, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Hvalur hf accused of slaughtering blue whale, angering marine conservationists
Chile
Jul 14, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Competitiveness Defense Court to study wellboat firms’ market collusion
Gambia
Jul 14, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Gov’t suspends fish meal operation in Sanyang, closes Kartong’s operations
United Kingdom
Jul 14, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Heat is ‘disastrous’ for salmon industry
Sri Lanka
Jul 14, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Friend of the Sea praises Sri Lanka’s tuna processor for yellowfin tuna conservation efforts
United Kingdom
Jul 14, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
Seabird death toll can drop by 85pct if LED lights are used
United Kingdom
Jul 13, 23:10 (GMT + 9):
Post-Brexit UK's fishing proposals promote sustainability
Chile
Jul 13, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
USD 45 million to be invested on land-based salmon farm
United States
Jul 13, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Number of BAP-certified plants grows by 14.3pct
Colombia
Jul 13, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
Tilapia exports grow 37.6pct
Chile
Jul 13, 21:20 (GMT + 9):
Undersecretary explains Executive’s opposition to giant squid bill
United Kingdom
Jul 13, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Factbox: Britain proposes new fishing arrangements after Brexit
India
Jul 13, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Formalin Found In Fish In Assam's Guwahati Markets



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Well-cooked fresh fish not running risk of producing anisakiasis
Spain Following the recent appearance of several cases of anisakis infestation in humans after the intake of frozen fish, the associations of the Spanish fishing sector, CEPESCA, tries to calm Spanish consumers.
Illegal salmon nets seized in Donegal
United Kingdom Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in the Glenties area in Donegal and 1100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island.
Post-Brexit UK's fishing proposals promote sustainability
United Kingdom The UK government has released its proposals for the future trade with the European Union after leaving the bloc, next March.
Ukrainian seafood purchasers to visit Alaska in search of commercial opportunities
United States A delegation of Ukrainian seafood buyers are to visit fisheries on Unalaska Island, Alaska, as part of a programme held by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to rebuild trade relationhips.
 
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+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
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 - 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.
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. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
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 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER