Certifier : 
Control Union (UK) Limited
Certified status : 
Certified
Certified since : 
03 May 2012
Certificate expires : 
13 May 2023

About

This fishery, in the waters of the Northeast Arctic, was certified in 2012. The eight vessels involved target three different species.

The cod, haddock and saithe are all caught using demersal rockhopper otter trawls, with a mesh size of at least 130mm. Most trawling takes place at a depth of 200 to 250m, with a minimum around 120m and a maximum of 300m. The duration of each trawl varies a great deal depending on catch rate. Trips last around 60 days.

Cod (Gadus morhua) image © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book