Certification, Fisheries Improvement Projects
and responsible sourcing
UK and Ireland
MSC assessment: SWFPA North Sea nephrops fishery UK
Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) - Project Dates:
August 2008 - July 2009
Description of Project:
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for a responsible managed fisheries is the leading certification standard for capture fisheries.
Moody Marine International and Poseidon applied the assessment process to the Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) nephrops fishery.
A Poseidon Director was responsible for assessing the fishery against Principle 2 of MSC standard, which looks at the impact of the fishery upon non-target species, habitats and the wider marine ecosystem.