Danish haddock now MSC certified
The Danish Fishermen’s Producer Organisation’s (DFPO) North Sea and Skagerrak haddock fishery has been certified.
The haddock is the penultimate in a series of different fish species for DFPO under MSC assessment.
The fishery’s activities are carried out throughout the year in the North Sea and the Skagerrak, within The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Area IV, Division IIIa, of the FAO statistical area 27. It employs demersal trawl (including Scottish Seine), Danish seine, longline, gill- and trammel nets. The fishery is managed by the EU Member States through a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) system. Inspections of the fishery (both at-sea and on-shore) are carried out by the Danish Fisheries Directorate, as well as EU national enforcement agencies and the Norwegian coastguard.
The haddock caught by the MSC certified fishery is mainly exported chilled, but can also be sold frozen and fileted to the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
"We are happy and proud that yet another one of our fisheries has proved itself to be sustainable. This shows that our commitment to secure both today’s and future fish stocks are worth the efforts and we hope that consumers will contribute by making sound choices at the fish counter as well." says Kurt S Madsen, chairman, Danish Fishermen’s Producers Organisation.