Positive moves towards sustainable fishing
The world’s largest pollock fishery has gained certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Certifying Russia’s Okhotsk Sea Pollock fishery has been controversial with WWF filing an objection earlier this year. But changes agreed with the fishery to improve fishing methods and monitoring set the scene for transforming Russia’s fishing industry towards sustainability.
WWF has welcomed the first comprehensive management plan to achieve sustainable exploitation of key fish stocks in the Mediterranean, and hopes this represents a serious move towards responsible fishing. Announced in May this plan covers a fishery that targets small pelagic fish, mostly sardine and anchovy in the Adriatic Sea.