Fisheries of FSA member companies certified for compliance with MSC standards

February 18, 2022 14:09

The Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA) confirmed the compliance of the Pollock fishery with the standards of sustainable fishing MSC (Marine Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council). The certificate was issued by the international organization LRQA, one of the world's leading providers of services in the field of independent audit and certification.

The certificate confirms that the fishery of all companies participating in the FSA meets the MSC standards.

The certificate is valid for Pollock fishing in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The procedure for certification of fishing in other fishing zones is also being carried out.

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The Fishery Shipowners Association (FSA) was established in 2016.

Today FSA unites 29 sea fishing companies. The volume of investments of FSA members in the renewal of the fishing fleet and the creation of coastal processing under the program for the distribution of investment quotas is 55% of the total investment in the industry, or more than 126 billion rubles.

The number of people employed at the fishing and processing enterprises that are part of the FSA is 6 thousand people. The share of enterprises-members of the Association is 22% of the all-Russian marine catch of aquatic biological resources and about 1.2% of the world catch in the sea.

The key tasks of the FSA are to promote the creation of stable conditions for the implementation of sectoral investment projects, reduce the impact of administrative barriers on the implementation of marine industrial and coastal fishing and fish processing.

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization that has developed standards for environmentally responsible fisheries and supply chain traceability. The MSC mark on products ensures that fish and seafood come only from legal and environmentally responsible fisheries that care about the conservation of marine bio-resources.

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