Small pelagic species are some of the world’s most caught and traded fish. They support important fisheries all over the world in countries that rely on fishing for their economy.
The need for sustainable fishingThis complex group of fish are dealing with a number of pressures from climate change to pollution and overfishing. Climate change is causing fishing stocks to shift to new waters, leading to disputes between governments over how to share fishery resources. Subsequently many fisheries are facing difficulties in maintaining MSC certification, such as Atlanto-Scando herring and blue whiting in the North Atlantic.
Watch our webinar
The MSC Briefing 01: Small Pelagic Fisheries provides a full analysis of how we can sustainably manage, catch, source and sell small pelagic fish. For its launch on 17 March 2021 we held a live discussion with experts from Cargill, Veramaris, Tesco and the MSC.
Watch the recording below.