SSPO Swedish West Coast rope grown mussel
Last Updated: 24 January 2013
Number of fisheries: 1
Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis)
MSC assessment status
The Conformity Assessment Body, Food Certification International LTD.,has proposed three peer reviewers for the review of the DraftAssessment Report.
If you wish to provide feedback on the proposed peer reviewers, please contact Joanna Kabut no later than 5pm GMT, 3 February 2013.
Please refer to the assessment downloads section for further information
Skagerrak & Kattegat, ICES subdivision IIIa – Swedish territorial waters.
Decisions over mussel farm licensing are devolved to a regional level and to the 21 County Administrative Boards (Länsstyrelserna). Local management is in the form of the local planning framework (as guided by the national planning framework). The local authority requires operators to seek planning approval for production sites and associated landside infrastructure.
Mainly fresh domestic market and some expert to Europe
The assessment process is expected to take 12 months and is scheduled for completion around 11/2013. Please see the download section for a detailed assessment timeline.
The target eligibility date for this fishery is the 01/01/2013.
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
2010: 1,647 tonnes