- Certifier :
- MRAG Americas, Inc.
- Certified status :
- Certified since :
- 06 Sep 2017
- Certificate expires :
- 05 Sep 2022
In a world first, the Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) has put the Australia silver-lipped pearl oyster fishery into assessment.
“People care about sustainability and healthy bountiful oceans and hopefully, if we achieve certification, they’ll be able to wear that sustainability with the world’s first MSC certified pearls.” - Aaron Irving, Executive Officer, PPA
Pearl oysters are gathered by hand (diving-assisted) in the North-West Shelf fishery of Western Australia. They produce pearls, meat and mother of pearl shell products.
“We always think of seafood when we think of fishing, but here we have a fishery that could change how we think of fishing, sustainability and the different ways we can look after our ocean. There’s a growing number of people who want do good by their oceans but also want to look good. If certified, the pearl fishery will allow that discerning customer to not only eat sustainable seafood but also wear jewellery that has positive impacts on our oceans.” - Patrick Caleo, MSC Asia Pacific Director