1 Oct 2009: French toothfish fisheries from Reunion Island embark on the MSC journey

French toothfish fishers, under the auspices of the Reunion Freezer Longliner Shipowners Association (SARPC for its French acronym) have applied for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment to demonstrate the sustainability of their fishing practices. The SARPC was formed by six fishing companies which have authorization and licenses to capture toothfish in the French Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the Kerguelen …

17 Sep 2009: South Georgia toothfish recertified with flying colours

Following its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-assessment, the South Georgia Patagonian toothfish longline fishery has been re-certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. Marketed in the United States as Chilean sea-bass, it is the only Chilean sea-bass available from a certified sustainable source. The fishery scored particularly highly on its re-assessment with scores over 90 (out of 100) for …

11 Sep 2009: South Georgia Patagonian Toothfish – Longline

“WE DON’T HAVE a population in South Georgia, only a small team of scientists who live on the island,” says Harriet Hall, Director of Fisheries for the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. As a result, this remote Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom has no industry and no income tax to generate revenue for government projects …