What is herring?
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Is herring sustainable?
Herring carrying the blue MSC label is certified sustainable. MSC labelled herring comes from a fishery that has been independently assessed to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Every supply chain business handling MSC seafood must meet the MSC Chain of Custody Standard, which ensures that fish and seafood sold with the blue label has come from fishing certified as sustainable against the MSC Fisheries Standard. Herring is mostly processed for smoking, curing or canning, but fresh herring is excellent fried, grilled or boiled. This offers the opportunity for many MSC labelled products, which can be found worldwide.
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Herring is a staple food in many cultures and can be prepared in different ways. Raw herring with raw onion is a spring delicacy in the Netherlands. In the Philippines, herring is eaten dried and often served with garlic, rice and eggs for breakfast. In Sweden, strong smelling fermented herring (surströmming) is eaten with flatbread and toppings like mashed potato, and diced onions.