The Marine Stewardship Council(MSC) certificate for the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab trap fishery in Canada has been suspended by certifier SAI Global (SAIG).
The decision was taken after a certifier conducting an expedited audit concluded that based on new information including the Incident Report on 2017 right whale mortalities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the fishery no longer meets the MSC Fishery Standard related to Endangered, Threatened and Protected species.
As a result of the MSC certificate suspension, when the 2018 fishery opens in April, the landings from crab fishing areas 12, 12E, 12F and 19, cannot be sold as MSC certified or bear the MSC label.
Illegal salmon nets seized in Donegal United Kingdom
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in the Glenties area in Donegal and 1100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island.