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Regions

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 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, 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.

Learn more about harvest methods