Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS Confirmed Friend of the Sea

18 March 2016, at 12:00am

NORWAY - Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS positively concluded Friend of the Sea renewal audit for its cold water prawns (Pandalus borealis). Derived products can proudly continue to display the international sustainability seal of approval.

The target stock is fished in the Barents Sea within Maximum Sustainable Yield. The Norwegian fisheries management regime is aiming at maximizing the long term sustainable yield of the living marine resources and at the same time protecting biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems.

There are fishing quota established for each of the three Scandinavian countries operating in this fishing area and for each fishery. Accurate data on all catches is collected through an electronic reporting system.

Fishing does not interfere with Marine Protected Areas. The used trawls do not dig into the bottom of the seabed as the caught species live on or above muddy seabed. The boats operate from 200 to 700 mt deep at a minimum distance of 12 miles from the Norwegian Coast.

“Norway has for years been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading countries in sustainable fisheries management. We are now pleased that Friend of the Sea has re-certified Cold Water Prawns of Norway as sustainably harvested,” says Mrs.Adelheid Stenevik of Coldwater Prawns of Norway.