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Danish Hake Haddock And Sole In MSC Programme

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DENMARK - The Danish Fishermens Producers Organisation (DFPO) has entered the Danish hake, haddock and North Sea sole fisheries for formal assessment against the Marine Stewardship Councils (MSC) standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.

This decision is part of the DFPO’s ambitious plan, developed two years ago, to secure MSC certification for all Danish fisheries.

The three fisheries entering assessment today join the Danish cod and plaice fisheries which are expected to complete formal assessment soon.

If the fisheries are successful in securing certification, products sourced from those fisheries will be eligible to use the blue MSC ecolabel.

“Based on our experience to date, we can safely say that the MSC ecolabel is hard-earned. But we remain equally committed to our ambition of making all our fisheries live up to the MSC standard.

"The hake, haddock and sole from our fisheries are top quality fresh products, bought by the most demanding consumers in Europe. They deserve the proof of sustainability that the MSC label delivers,” said Chairman of the DFPO, Kurt Madsen.

The three fisheries will be scrutinized over the next year by independent experts from accredited third-party certifier, Food Certification International. The MSC assessment process also requires active consultation and engagement with stakeholders.