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Certified since : 
09 Mar 2012
Certificate expires : 
08 Mar 2023


The fishery catches northern prawn (Pandalus borealis) also known as pink shrimp, deepwater prawn, deep-sea prawn, great northern prawn, crevette nordique and northern shrimp.

The fishery operates all year round, along the Norwegian coastline, up near Svalbard and in the Barents Sea where both small inshore vessels and larger ocean-going vessels catch around 20 000 tonnes annually.

The stock is shared with other nations but the Norwegian fleet, which comprises 89 vessels, catches around 30% of the total catch.

"Norway has for years been acknowledged as one of the world's leading nations in sustainable fisheries management. We are now pleased that MSC certification was obtained for Norwegian prawn fisheries as sustainably harvested. The MSC certification is an important tool in our marketing of Norwegian prawns and will help to strengthen our communication with our main markets."
- Ove Johansen, Marketing Manager, Norwegian Seafood Council