The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) was established in 2007 and represents all sectors of Scotland’s pelagic industry, from catching and processing, to marketing. It was established specifically to oversee the certification of North Sea herring and Western mackerel as sustainable to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard.
To achieve MSC certification, the fisheries must have proven traceability and be sustainable with a totally transparent supply chain.
Herring Buyers Association Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation Ltd Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Organisation Limited Shetland Catch Ltd Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation Ltd
The SPSG encompasses all of Scotland’s pelagic vessels – 25 in total – all of the processing companies, and the organisations associated with the industry.