100% of Greenland Halibut Caught in the EU Now MSC Certified

Following a 13-month assessment, Doggerbank Seefischerei GmbH halibut fishery, off the west coast of Greenland has been certified to Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainable fishing standards. The assessment was carried out by a four-member evaluation team headed by Control Union Pesca Ltd. All the fisheries catching Greenland halibut in the EU are now MSC-certified and are fishing sustainably.

U.S. Atlantic Skate Achieves MSC Certification

The U.S. Atlantic Winter Skate (Raja ocellata) fishery in the Northwest Atlantic has been certified sustainable against the MSC fisheries standard. The assessment, executed by independent conformity assessment body MRAG Americas, Inc. was requested by the Sustainable Fisheries Association whose members include: Cape Ann Seafood Exchange, Inc.; Marder Trawling, Inc.; and Seatrade International. The assessment was completed as part of a scope extension under the U.S. Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery certificate.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts Commits To Serving Certified, Traceable Seafood

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is the first hotel chain with properties in the Americas that are both Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified for sustainable and responsible practices.

The Marine Stewardship Council and Whole Foods Market Celebrate 20 Years of Sustainable Seafood

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is celebrating 20 years of partnership with Whole Foods Market on sustainable seafood. In 1999, Whole Foods Market became the first US retailer to partner with the MSC to make certified sustainable seafood available to customers around the US. MSC’s longest standing retail partner created sustainable seafood as a concept for consumers by sourcing MSC certified seafood and selling products with the MSC blue fish logo.

Seafood Experts to Set Out Practical Steps to End Overfishing

For the first time panellists at the Seafood Futures Forum will focus on accelerating change at scale as the 2020 and 2030 targets set out in SDG14 fast approach.