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Canada’s largest herring fishery achieves MSC certification

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Canada's 4VWX purse seine herring fishery in the Bay of Fundy area has become the third and largest Canadian herring fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

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Certification means that herring products from the purse seine vessels and processing companies based in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick can now carry the blue MSC label to inform customers the fishery meets a global standard for sustainability.

“We are proud of the work our fishery has undertaken together with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to maintain the health of this important Canadian resource” said Roger Stirling, president of the Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia, the client representative for the 4VWX herring fishery.

He added: “As one of the longest-running commercial fisheries in Canada the herring fishery and associated processing companies have demonstrated the ability to sustain the resource. The MSC certification now allows us to clearly signal the fishery’s sustainability to global markets.”

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