Certifier : 
MRAG Americas, Inc.
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
04 Sep 2012
Certificate expires : 
03 Sep 2017


The area in which the Russian Ozernaya River fishery takes place is extremely remote. The watershed is largely undeveloped except for two small towns near the river mouth, making fishing the primary occupation of people in the Ozernaya area. During the fishing of the sockeye salmon – typically July to early September – many people come to the region from mainland Russia, taking advantage of the employment opportunity the fishery offers.

"We are proud to be the first fishery to receive Marine Stewardship Council certification in Kamchatka. From the beginning, the policy of our companies was directed to sustainable and well-managed fishing. Now it is recognised by MSC, which allows us to increase our markets." - Alexander Tarasov, General Director