Americas region fishery update
Since our last newsletter in September, one fishery was certified, one was re-certified and three entered full assessment in the Americas region.
- The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery, the highest landed value fishery in the United States, achieved MSC certification in December.
- The Alaska salmon fishery earned MSC re-certification in November and established a new milestone by becoming the first U.S. fishery to receive a third certification in the MSC program.
- The Chilean Juan Fernández rock lobster fishery entered into the MSC full assessment process in November on the 439th anniversary of the discovery of the Juan Fernández islands.
- The Prince Edward Island lobster fishery, located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, entered into assessment against the global MSC standard in October.
- The Chile squat lobsters and nylon shrimp fishery entered into MSC full assessment this month. Collectively known in Chile as the crustacean fishery, the fishery harvests yellow squat lobster, red squat lobster, and nylon shrimp.