Kamchatka fishermen are welcome to join the sustainable fishery certification process
The sustainability certificate from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a key to the largest international seafood markets for fishing companies. The certificate allows fishermen to sell their products for higher prices. It is also a marker of environmentally sound operations. Some experts believe that as the number of certified fisheries goes up, and the margins for ecolabel seafood will eventually go down. The ecolabel itself will become necessary for selling seafood products in lucrative markets.
By the end of April 2019, there were fifteen companies fishing for salmon in Kamchatka that had been granted MSC certificates. "Vityaz-Avto", "Tymlatsky Fish Factory", "Ustkamchatryba", and other large fishing companies were among those certified. Seven more companies were at the full assessment stage. The facilitators of the workshop look forward to other fisheries of Kamchatka joining the certification process.