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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - PFA, SPSG, SPFPO, DFPO and DPPO North Sea Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
PFA, SPSG, SPFPO, DFPO and DPPO North Sea Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - PFA, SPSG, SPFPO, DFPO and DPPO North Sea Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
PFA, SPSG, SPFPO, DFPO and DPPO North Sea Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - SPFPO Swedish North Sea Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
SPFPO Swedish North Sea Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway Spring Spawning Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway Spring Spawning Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - DFPO and DPPO North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat sandeel, sprat and Norway pout

Variety

Herring, European Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFPO and DPPO North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat sandeel, sprat and Norway pout

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway Spring Spawning Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway Spring Spawning Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Norwegian and Icelandic Herring Trawl and Seine

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Seine nets

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Norwegian and Icelandic Herring Trawl and Seine

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Faroese Pelagic Organization (FPO) Atlanto-Scandian Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Faroese Pelagic Organization (FPO) Atlanto-Scandian Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - FROM Nord North Sea and Eastern Channel Pelagic Trawl Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
FROM Nord North Sea and Eastern Channel Pelagic Trawl Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Faroese Pelagic Organization (FPO) Atlanto-Scandian Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Faroese Pelagic Organization (FPO) Atlanto-Scandian Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Northern Ireland Pelagic Sustainability Group (NIPSG) Irish Sea herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Northern Ireland Pelagic Sustainability Group (NIPSG) Irish Sea herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Norwegian and Icelandic Herring Trawl and Seine

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Norwegian and Icelandic Herring Trawl and Seine

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Norway North Sea Herring

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Norway North Sea Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - ISF Norwegian and Icelandic Herring Trawl and Seine

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
ISF Norwegian and Icelandic Herring Trawl and Seine

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery meets conservation standards to become OWS recommended.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus membras

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
NZRO Gulf of Riga herring and sprat trawl fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries, but not all. Learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become Ocean Wise recommended. MSC Principle 2 < 84.5. and contains open conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, European Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
NZRO Gulf of Riga herring and sprat trawl fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries, but not all. Learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become Ocean Wise recommended. MSC Principle 2 < 84.5. and contains open conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, European Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
DFPO and DPPO North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat sandeel, sprat and Norway pout

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This fishery has a Principle 2 score is less than 84.5.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
SPSG, DPPO, PFA, SPFPO & KFO Atlanto-Scandian purse seine and pelagic trawl herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This fishery has a Principle 2 score is less than 84.5.

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Variety

Herring, Thread

Opisthonema spp.

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Southern Gulf of California Thread Herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This fishery has a Principle 2 score is less than 84.5 and an open condition regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, Deepbody Thread

Opisthonema libertate

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 77 (Pacific, Eastern Central)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Small Pelagics Fishery in Sonora, Gulf of California

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This fishery has a Principle 2 score is less than 84.5 and open conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, European Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Finland Baltic Herring and Sprat

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This fishery has a Principle 2 score is less than 84.5 and has an open condition regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, European Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
LFPO pelagic trawl sprat (Sprattus sprattus)

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has an open condition regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
SPSG, DPPO, PFA, SPFPO & KFO Atlanto-Scandian purse seine and pelagic trawl herring

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This fishery has a Principle 2 score is less than 84.5.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Finland Baltic Herring and Sprat

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and an open condition surrounding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Canadian 4VWX Purse Seine herring fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. This Fishery is not currently recommended as the client group has entered into a period of self-suspension.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Pots and/or traps and/or trap nets

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Finland Baltic Herring and Sprat

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has an open condition surrounding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Finland Baltic Herring and Sprat

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has an open condition surrounding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus

Method

Wild

Traps

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Finland Baltic Herring and Sprat

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries. Click to learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become OWS recommended. It has a Principle 2 score less than 84.5 and an open condition surrounding endangered, threatened, and/or protected (ETP) species.

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  • Traps

Variety

Herring, Atlantic

Clupea harengus membras

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
NZRO Gulf of Riga herring and sprat trawl fishery

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fisheries, but not all. Learn more about how the MSC certification was bench-marked to Ocean Wise. This fishery does not meet conservation standards to become Ocean Wise recommended. MSC Principle 2 < 84.5. and contains open conditions regarding endangered, protected and/or threatened (ETP) species.

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