- Certifier :
- MRAG Americas, Inc.
- Certified status :
- Certified since :
- 13 Sep 2016
- Certificate expires :
- 19 Jul 2026
Fisheries are composed of one or more parts, each of which is entitled to receive an MSC certificate. These parts or “units” are defined by their target stock(s), fishing gear type(s) and if relevant vessel type(s), and the fishing fleets or groups of vessels.
When the term “Unit of Certification” is used for fishing units that are in assessment, it refers to the “Unit of Assessment” or “Unit of potential certification”. Expand a status below to view the parts that form this fishery. To check the detailed scope, download the latest certificate or open the Assessments page to get the latest report. Find out more by visiting our page on Fisheries
Units of Certification & Certificate Information
Catch by Species
|Species||Reported Catch Year||Metric Tonnes|
|Coho-silver salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)||2022||785|
|Sockeye-red salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)||2022||4,289|
|Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)||2022||5,194|
|Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)||2022||2,011|
Information is provided by an independent Conformity Assessment Body as live weight (the weight of species at the time of catch, before processing) and where a fishing season covers multiple years, the end year is given as the reported catch year. Additional information is available in the latest report, see the assessments page.
About this Fishery
Three species of salmon – Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), chum salmon (O. keta), coho salmon (O. kisutch) – comprise this fishery. It is located on the western part of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the Sea of Okotsk coast and the lower reaches of six large coastal rivers: the Ozernaya, Koshegochek, Golgina, Opala, Kol and Vorovskaya.
The certificate was applied for by the Russian Vityaz-Avto – Delta group. The group's Ozernaya River sockeye salmon fishery was the first in Kamchatka to be MSC certified, in 2012.
The salmon are caught with coastal trap nets in the sea, and beach seines in the rivers. Several federal and regional agencies and research institutes are involved in managing the fishery.
"From the very beginning of our work, the policy of Vityaz-Avto - Delta was aimed at sustainable and well-managed fisheries. With the entering into the new MSC assessment, we realize that we are getting more environmental commitments, since we recognize the importance of sustainable fishing of salmon for our region. We hope our previous experience with MSC certification of sockeye salmon will allow us to get certified for other types of salmon and enter the global and domestic markets with MSC certified products."
- Alexander Tarasov, Director General, Vityaz-Avto
The commercial market is wide, with frozen products going to the USA, Europe and Asia as well as Russia.