FIUN Barents & Norwegian Seas cod and haddock
Last Updated: 26 March 2013
Number of fisheries: 2
Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) & haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)
MSC assessment status
The Conformity Assessment Body, Food Certification International Ltd, has announced that the Public Comment Draft Report for the FIUN Barents & Norwegian Seas cod and haddock fishery is now available for comment for a period of 30 days. Any stakeholder wishing to comment on the report is invited to contact Joanna Kabut no later than 5pm GMT, 25 April 2013.
Stakeholders are advised that they are to provide objective evidence in support of any additional claims or any claimed errors of fact in their response to the Public Comment Draft Report. Any comments made by stakeholders shall be documented and forwarded by the certification body to its certification decision-making entity.
Please refer to the assessment downloads section for further information.
Barents and Norwegian Seas - ICES la, lb, lla and llb: Coastal waters, within Norwegian and Russian EEZ and International waters
Demersal trawl and longline
Management system is defined by the law of the Russian Federation on fishing, fishing regulations, and the northern basin of the Russian-Norwegian fisheries agreements in the Barents Sea.
The Barents Sea fisheries are managed bilaterally by Norway and Russia through the Joint Norwegian-Russian Fishery Commission which regulates fishing, determining management measures and setting quotas. Within the Russian EEZ, management is undertaken by the Federal Agency For Fisheries and BBTA who also undertake monitoring. Within the Norwegian EEZ, management is undertaken by the Norwegian Fisheries Directorate and monitored / controlled by the Norwegian Coastguard. Management is informed by ICES advice, supported nationally by the Institute of Marine Research (Norway) and PINRO (Russia).
Russia, USA, Europe, China
The assessment process is expected to take 12 months and is scheduled for completion around 08/2013. 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).