The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is the longterm protection of the world’s marine fisheries and the associated ecological components. Through a process of consultation with various stakeholders over a two-year period commencing in 1996, the MSC established its standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries called the “Principles and Criteria of Sustainable Fishing” (MSC P&C’s).
Norpac has completed the initial phase of third party certification for Sustainability regarding our Bigeye Ahi production. Norpac hired Moody Marine to complete a Pre-Assessment for certification by Marine Stewardship Council.
The Pre-Assessment is designed to determine which species are impacted by our fishing operations. This includes not only targeted species, but rather takes a more holistic approach by looking at overall environmental impact on non targeted species such as sea turtles, marine mammals, seabirds, sharks and others.