Scottish Fishermen’s Trust

has awarded £10,000 to the Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group in its bid to achieve MSC certification for North Sea haddock, with the same amount pledged for an identical project for North Sea Nephrops (prawns).

North Sea haddock and Nephrops are the two most valuable demersal species of the Scottish fleet and achieving MSC certification for these fisheries will underline the commitment of fishermen to the sustainable harvesting of stocks, which in turn will bring important marketing benefits.

A similar project application by the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group to achieve MSC certification status for Atlanto-Scandian herring has also secured financial support from the Trust.

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