Golden Redfish certification report available online
On the 1st of May 2014, an independent certification committee of Global Trust/SAI Global met and awarded certification to the Icelandic EEZ Golden Redfish (Sebastes norvegicus(syn. Sebastes marinus)) fisheries to the Icelandic FAO Based Responsible Fisheries Management Programme. The certification report, 193 pages long, has now been made available online.
The following information is from the Summary and Recommedation section of the certification report:
The Icelandic golden redfish (Sebastes norvegicus) commercial fishery, under state management by the Icelandic Ministry of Industries and Innovation, is fished with demersal trawl, long-line, Danish seine net, gill net, hook and line by small vessel gear within Iceland’s 200 nautical miles (nm) Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
The Fisheries Association of Iceland on behalf of the Federation of Icelandic Fishing Vessel Owners (LÍÚ), the Federation of Icelandic Fish Processing Plants (SF) and the National Association of Small Boat Owners, Iceland (NASBO) requested assessment of the Icelandic golden redfish fishery to the FAO Based Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Programme.
The assessment was conducted according to the Global Trust procedures for FAO–Based Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management Certification using the Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management Specification (Version 1, September 2010) to perform the assessment.
The assessment was conducted by a team of Global Trust appointed Assessors comprising of three external contracted fishery consultants and Global Trust internal staff. Details of the assessment team are provided in Appendix 2.
Recommendation of the Assessment Team
The assessment team recommends that the management system of the applicant fishery, Icelandic Golden Redfish (Sebastes norvegicus) commercial fishery is awarded certification to the Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management Certification Programme.
Peer Reviewers Summaries and Recommendations
The final report was reviewed by two external peer reviewers and their reports can be found in Section 8 of the document.