Meeting future challenges
Climate change is prompting small pelagic fish stocks to move and adapt. So too must the seafood industry if we are to protect this vital marine resource. Identifying sustainably managed small pelagic fisheries through MSC certification is key to supporting this change.
The MSC Program demonstrates that small pelagic fisheries can be managed sustainably. Stronger commitments to sustainable sourcing from processors, retailers and brands will incentivise further improvement.
Small pelagic fish are a major source of fishmeal and fish oil to the aquaculture sector. As this sector continues to grow, it is vital that aqua-feed is sustainably sourced.2021 SP INITIAL TAC_INCREASED ADULT SARDINE TAB 05 MArch 2021_JDG