MSC Development Programme

MSC Development Programme

Since its formation in 2007, the principal goal of SPSG has been to bring all of its fisheries under the umbrella of the independently certified Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label scheme confirming their status as sustainable and well-managed.

All five of our main fisheries are now part of the MSC programme, and in some instances, are part of international collaborative programmes with other European partners.

MINSA (Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance) North East Atlantic Mackerel Fishery

MINSA (Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance) North East Atlantic Mackerel Fishery

SPSG Group certification

Original Certification: 21st January 2009
Re-certification: 10th May 2016
Current Status: Certified
Certification number: F-ACO-0089

SPSG North Sea Herring

SPSG North Sea Herring

Original Certification: 15th July 2008
Re-certification: April 2017
Current Status: Certified
Certification number: F-ACO-0084

SPSG and the Pelagic Freezer Trawlers Association are currently undertaking an assessment re-certification of the North Sea herring fishery as a joint venture.

Atlanto Scandian Herring

Atlanto Scandian Herring

SPSG Group certification

Original Certification: 19th March 2010
Re-certification: 3rd January 2016
Current Status: Certified
Certification number: MEC-F-036

NE Atlantic Blue Whiting

NE Atlantic Blue Whiting

SPSG Group certification

Original Certification: 3rd February 2016
Re-certification: N/A
Current Status: Certified
Certification number: MEC-F-040

What does the MSC label mean?

Sustainable fish stocks

What does the MSC label mean?

Marine habitats and species protected

What does the MSC label mean?

The fishery is well managed