Commissioner Damanaki on Marine Stewardship Council suspension of mackerel
Several mackerel fisheries in the North-East Atlantic might have their sustainability certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) suspended. Commissioner Maria Damanaki commented: "The looming suspension of MSC certification for mackerel is very worrying. This shows that the unilateral and irresponsible behaviour of Iceland and the Faroes Islands has brought the stock down. These States should be constructive in the context of Coastal State Negotiations, so that a solution can be found on an urgent basis."