Atlanto-Scandian Herring and Blue Whiting To Be Taken Off MSC List For Lack of QS Agreement
Two fisheries will be removed from the Marine Stewardship Council’s certification list December 30, 2020. The suspension affects eight certificates covering fisheries from the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Russia, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and most recently the United Kingdom, which claimed independent Coastal State status in 2020.
The suspension means any Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting caught on or after 30 December 2020 cannot be sold as ‘MSC certified' or bear the blue MSC label.
The reason for the fisheries' suspension is ...
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