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Global Trust Certification Ltd.
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29 May 2014
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12 Nov 2025


The MSC Fisheries Standard is used to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. More about how the standard is used, what is assessed and the process.

Interested in contributing as a stakeholder? See how you can engage with a fishery assessment.

Please note that the re-assessment (started 2018) of this fishery has been split into two assessments: 

  1. The Norwegian spring spawning herring trawl
  2. The Icelandic summer spawning herring trawl and seine

All documents related to both re-assessments/audits are available on this page.