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Norwegian ling, tusk and lumpfish fishery obtains MSC certification October 12,2017   |  Source: FIS

The Norwegian ling (Molva molva), tusk (Brosme brosme) and lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) fishery has become certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), with which 69 per cent of wild catch in Norway meets the high bar of sustainability.

The fisheries standard was granted after a thorough review and assessment of the fishery by the accredited third-party certification party, Acoura Marine Ltd. The certification process started in August 2016, when these fisheries experienced an increased demand for MSC certified seafood it from their key markets.

In particular, Norwegian Fish Auction AS (NFA) sought to get the lumpfish fishery certified due to a demand for MSC certified roe and caviar from the Swedish market.

Ling and tusk are mainly processed as dried stockfish for the Swedish market, dried and salted clipfish for the Caribbean and Latin-American markets, and frozen and fresh fillets for the Western European markets.

“We are pleased to have this certification in place – the project was a response to a strong push from some of our key markets, and we are now pleased to be able to provide them with the desired documentation” pointed out Tor B. Larsen, NFA environmental advisor.

Mari Nordstrøm, marketing & communications manager MSC Norway stressed

 

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