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MSC assessment: SWFPA North Sea nephrops fishery UK

Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) - 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 Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) nephrops fishery.

Services Provided:
A Poseidon Director was responsible 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.