The Norwegian Fishermen’s Association published a document for regaining MSC certification on important Norwegian fisheries

The Norwegian Fishermen’s Association published a document for regaining MSC certification on important Norwegian fisheries

Yesterday, Wednesday 02 March 2022, the fishing team at the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association published a document for exporters, buyers and other players to show the status and plan for regaining MSC certification on important Norwegian fisheries.

The Norwegian Fishermen’s Association is responsible for MSC certifications of Norwegian fisheries in a joint collaboration with the sales teams and the Norwegian Seafood Council. 

As is well known, cod and haddock have been caught within 12 nautical miles now without an MSC certificate, and several players both domestically and abroad are requesting summary information about both the current situation and the way forward. 

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On Wednesday, the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association published the attached document in English (identical document in this link and below) which can be used freely by all actors who think they may benefit from it. 

The purpose of the document is to: 

1) Summarise the background to the coastal cod problem with regard to the MSC certificates from the Fishermen’s Association’s point of view. 

2) Show the Fiskarlaget’s action plan for recovering the MSC certificates – largely based on actions that are ongoing in Norwegian research and administration.   

3) Declare the Fishermen’s Association’s ambitions to follow this plan and recertify cod and haddock within 12 nm. 

Senior adviser Tor Bjørklund Larsen is responsible for the work with the subject area MSC. (link to contact info)

Below you can also read the latest edition of the coastal cod report.

20220301_Norwegian Cod and Haddock NFA statement reassessment 2022

202107_Norwegian coastal cod north of 67N-Note-NFA

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