DFPO Denmark North Sea, Skagerrak & Kattegat hake
Last Updated: 6 November 2012
Number of fisheries: 1
Hake (merluccius merluccius)
MSC assessment status
Please see the assessment downloads for further information.
North Sea, Skagerrak & Kattegat, FAO statistical area 27, ICES Area IV, Division IIIa.
Demersal Trawl (including Scottish Seine), Danish Seine, Longline, Set Nets (Gill and Trammel)
Managed by the EU Member States through the EU Council of ministers using a TAC system. ICES provide the scientific advice for commercially exploited fish stocks in the North Sea. At sea and landings inspections carried out by EU national enforcement agencies (in Danish waters by the Danish Fisheries Directorate) and Norwegian coastguard.
Hake is mainly exported chilled to Spain and France.
The assessment process is expected to take 12 months and is scheduled for completion around January 2011. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the 1st April 2011.
The MSC ecolabel can only be applied to product from certified fisheries. The MSC program does allow, in certain circumstances and within strict traceability requirements, the MSC ecolabel to be applied following certification to product caught before the actual date of certification. The target eligibility date therefore represents the date from which products may become eligible to carry the MSC ecolabel, however they cannot be sold until and if the fishery is certified. The actual eligibility date will be determined if the fishery is certified to the MSC standard.
To find out more about when fish from this fishery may be sold with the MSC ecolabel, please follow this link (http://www.msc.org/get-certified/supply-chain/eligibility-dates).
Tonnage of the fishery
1,400 t in 2008 and 1,800 t in 2009