Golden redfish fishery is granted continued IRF certification

Golden redfish fishery is granted continued IRF certification

27 October 2016

Global Trust has granted the Golden redfish fisheries, first certified in 2014, continued IRF certification. The Assessment Report covers the Annual Surveillance for the Icelandic Golden redfish to the recently revised version of the IRFM Standard (Revision 2.0 2016). The report monitors any changes in the management regime, regulations and their implementation, stock assessment and status, and wider ecosystem considerations since the first surveillance assessment in June 2015 and additionally evaluates the management system against any new and/or modified criteria of the revised IRFM Standard. Following the assessment against the recently updated version of the IRFM Standard the certificate for the Icelandic Golden redfish commercial fisheries, has been updated to reflect this change.

The unit of certification includes the Icelandic Golden redfish (Sebastes norvegicus) commercial fishery, under state management by the Icelandic Ministry of Industries and Innovation, fished with demersal trawl (main gear), long-line, Danish seine net, gill net, and hook and line by small vessel gear within Iceland's 200 nautical miles Exclusive Economic Zone. 

The report is available here.  

For further information, please contact Finnur Gardarsson,, moblie +354 896 2400 and Hrefna Karlsdottir,, mobile +354 661 4555, Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation.