Faroe Island saithe
Last Updated: 21 May 2013
Number of fisheries: 1
Saithe (Pollacius virens)
MSC assessment status
Following a 30-day period of comment on the Draft Report for the, the Conformity Assessment Body, DNV, has met to consider the report of the assessment team, the report of the Peer Review panel and all stakeholder comments. The Determination reached by the certification body is that the should be certified in accordance with the MSC Standard. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DETERMINATION, NOT A FINAL CERTIFICATION RESULT. THIS FISHERY IS THEREFORE NOT YET CERTIFIED, NOR IS IT ABLE TO USE THE MSC ECOLABEL ON ANY PRODUCTS.
There is now a 15 working day period during which a party may lodge a notice of objection to the determinations reached. For further information on the objections process, including the grounds upon which an objection can be made, please email email@example.com or write to the MSC London Office (Please follow this link for the MSC London Office address).
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Please refer to the assessment downloads section for further information
Faroe Plateau and Faroe Bank, ICES Vb1 and Vb2, FAO area 27.
Demersal trawl, long liners, jiggers
Faroe exercises sovereign authority over its coastal waters to 200 miles or median lines, whichever is the lesser. Through Denmark, Faroe is a signatory to the North East Atlantic Fishery Convention and participates in NEAFC meetings. Similarly, Faroe is an associate member of FAO and ICES, where FAMRI scientists are active members, not least in the ICES assessment of north-western and deep-water stocks. All fish catches from Faroese waters must be reported to the Faroese fishery management authority which, in turn, reports landing figures to NEAFC (and ICES).
The assessment process is expected to take 10 months and is scheduled for completion around 01/2013. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the 01/05/2012.
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
Total greenweight catch in 2011:
Otter trawl - 885,2 t
Pair trawl - 24687, 1t