Pollock Catchers Association

Public Union
of Russian Fishery Companies

MSC results on Russian Sea of Okhotsk fishery supply chain reconciliation


On March 27, 2014, MSC have published results of monitoring exercise completed on Russian Sea of Okhotsk Pollock fishery supply chain.

Between October 2013 and February 2014, the MSC conducted a detailed reconciliation exercise on global sales and purchasing of MSC certified and ‘under MSC assessment fish’ (UMAF) pollock. It was done to ensure MSC labelled products were fully compliant with MSC Chain of Custody (CoC) requirements.

MSC contacted 75 CoC certified companies from different parts of the global supply chain (Russia, EU, China, and US) to request infromation of UMAF pollock products from Russian SOO fishery.

The reconciliation showed that UMAF products from the Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery were sold in full compliance with UMAF requirements of the MSC Chain of Custody Standard.

At the moment, 3 PCA member companies have not provided requested information on UMAF products supply in a proper timeline, and it has resulted in suspension of the MSC Chain of Custody certificates for these 3 companies.

The list of MSC certified suppleir of the Russian pollock products in availible at the MSC webpage:  http://cert.msc.org/supplierdirectory

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