Gloucester fisheries gain MSC certification

The Gloucester, US-based Sustainable Groundfish Association (SGA) has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard.

This means its Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock fisheries have met MSC sustainability requirements, allowing consumers to buy New England redfish, haddock and pollock with the confidence that the fisheries will continue to be operated and managed in a sustainable manner, said Kristian Kristensen of Cape Ann Seafood Exchange.

“We are committed to preserving a way of life for commercial fishermen and their families while minimizing ecosystem impact to insure these fisheries are sustainable for generations to come.”

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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