- Certifier :
- Certified status :
- Certified since :
- 26 Apr 2010
- Certificate expires :
- 25 Oct 2020
Norway North East Arctic cod was certified in April 2010 and re-certified in October 2015.
This cod species is found in the North East Arctic Ocean, within ICES Sub-Areas I and II. The stock is caught by trawl, longline, gill-net, Danish seine and hook and line gears.
"When the fishery's five year certificate approached its expiry date, there was no doubt about going for recertification. Consumers in many countries are conscious about ecolabelling, and MSC certification has been an important tool for us to demonstrate the sustainability of our fisheries."
- Kjell Ingebrigtsen, Chairman of the Norwegian Fishermen's Association.