Samherji Norwegian & Icelandic herring trawl and seine
Last Updated: 4 December 2012
Number of fisheries: 1
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus)
MSC assessment status
The certification body, Food Certification International LTD., has following a variation request announced that the been allowed an additional herring stock (Icelandic summer spawning herring), to be specified within the unit of certification.
Iceland EEZ, Northeast Atlantic, FAO Area 27
Mid-water trawl & seine nets
Three public institutions are at the heart of Icelandic fisheries management: the Marine Research Institute (MRI), the Directorate of Fisheries (DF) and the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture (MFA). The coast Guard also has a role in monitoring fishing activities, gears, fishing locations and discards.
Main markets are within EU, Poland and France, East Europe to Ukraine, Russia and Belarus and Africa with Nigeria as biggest market.
Fishmeal and Fish oil goes to feed producers, mainly in West Europe.
The assessment process is expected to take 12 months and is scheduled for completion around 04/2013. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the 01/07/2012.
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 taken by the client group in the two most recent calendar years