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MSC assessment: Southern North Sea nephrops fishery UK

Whitby Seafoods Ltd - Project Dates:
August 2008 - July 2009

Description of Project:
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for a responsible managed fisheries is the leading certification standard for capture fisheries.

Moody Marine International and Poseidon applied the assessment process to the Southern North Sea nephrops fishery.

Services Provided:
A Poseidon Director was reponsible for assessing the fishery against Principle 2 of MSC standard, which looks at the impact of the fishery upon non-target species, habitats and the wider marine ecosystem.