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.

North Sea herring is currently part of the MSC programme. SPSG remains committed to entering other pelagic fisheries for reassessment when conditions permit doing so.

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.

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