Industry Partnership Obtains Turbot MSC Sustainability Certification
Will Lead to Greater Market Access and Benefits for Canada’s Atlantic and Arctic Fisheries
In early December, four Canadian industry associations, together with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), announced that products from the Canadian Greenland halibut (turbot) fishery in fishing areas 0AB2J3KLMNO can now bear the MSC label that identifies sustainable, well-managed fisheries from across the world.
“Obtaining this MSC certification is a testament to the cooperation and collaborat...
Atlantic Herring Stocks Listed as Critical
Fishery No Longer Certified by Marine Stewardship Council
With the voluntary suspension by the Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia (SPANS) of its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the 4VWX herring purse seine fishery effective May 30, the herring fishery is no longer MSC-certified anywhere on Canada’s east coast.
Herring stocks in southwest Nova Scotia/Bay of Fundy had been relatively stable at a low level for many years, said Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) spokesp...
MSC Certificate Remains Suspended for Gulf Snow Crab Fishery
Government Softens 2019 Whale Protection Measures
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) recently announced that the certificate for the Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab trap fishery remains suspended following an audit by certifier SAI Global (SAIG).
The annual surveillance audit included a full review of the fishery’s performance against the MSC fisheries standard as well as progress of the corrective action plan implemented following the suspension of the certificate on March 20, 2018.
Partnership Seeks MSC Certification for Turbot Fishery
Four industry associations recently announced that Acoura Fisheries will be conducting an assessment of the NAFO areas 0A, 0B and 2+3KLMNO Canadian Greenland halibut (turbot) trawl and gillnet fishery against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fisheries.
A MSC certificate will further demonstrate the commitment of Canadian industry to fisheries sustainability.
“Representing the largest share of turbot allocations in Canadian waters, the Nunavut Fisheries ...
Fact Checking Georges Bank Haddock
I noticed a letter from the FFAW in the June edition of The Navigator that used 5Z (Eastern Georges Bank) haddock as an example in an unrelated point.
The statement read “The last haddock assessment reported a spawning stock biomass (ssb) of 33,700 tonnes” and later that “they land nearly 15,000 tonnes.”
While stock assessments are publicly available online, I wanted to ensure Navigator readers are aware that the 2017 stock assessment showed the stock was extremely healthy with ...