Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group Ltd (SPSG) North Sea herring
Certified as sustainable on 9 July 2008
Species: North Sea herring (Clupea harengus)
Location: The North Sea herring (Clupea harengus) stock extends from the Norwegian coast into the North Sea and through to the eastern Channel, and comprises three main sub-stocks. The Scottish fleet mainly exploits the Buchan sub-stock of herring, located in the central and north North Sea – all within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the EU and Norway.
Fishing methods: Mid-water trawl.
Number of fisheries: 1
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The North Sea herring fishery is used for human consumption not for reduction to fishmeal. Much of the North Sea herring which is landed is processed locally before being frozen for export to significant markets in Eastern Europe, Russia and former Soviet republics and West Africa.