Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
31 May 2018
Certificate expires : 
30 Nov 2023


Fisheries are composed of one or more parts, each of which is entitled to receive an MSC certificate. These parts or “units” are defined by their target stock(s), fishing gear type(s) and if relevant vessel type(s), and the fishing fleets or groups of vessels.

When the term “Unit of Certification” is used for fishing units that are in assessment, it refers to the “Unit of Assessment” or “Unit of potential certification”. Expand a status below to view the parts that form this fishery. To check the detailed scope, download the latest certificate or open the Assessments page to get the latest report. Find out more by visiting our page on Fisheries

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Catch by Species

Species Reported Catch Year Metric Tonnes
Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) 2020 8,848
Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) 2020 1,125

Information is provided by an independent Conformity Assessment Body as live weight (the weight of species at the time of catch, before processing) and where a fishing season covers multiple years, the end year is given as the reported catch year. Additional information is available in the latest report, see the assessments page.

About this Fishery

Two species of salmon – Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), chum salmon (O. keta) – comprise this fishery. It is located on Western coast of Kamchatka between and including the Opala, Bolshaya and Kikhchik rivers. The fishing is performed by four companies - Narody Severa, Bolsheretsk, Lloyd-Fish and Oktyabrsky Rybokombinat.