Certifier : 
Lloyds Register (Acoura)
Certified status : 
Certified since : 
17 Apr 2017
Certificate expires : 
16 Oct 2022


The North Sea herring stock extends from the Norwegian coast into the North Sea and through to the eastern Channel. The fish are caught using pelagic (midwater) trawls

This is a reassessment begun in 2016, combining two certified fisheries: 

Pelagic Freezer Trawler Association (PFA) North Sea herring

Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group Ltd (SPSG) North Sea herring

Herring (Clupea harengus) image © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book