Omega Protein seeks MSC certification for menhaden fisheries

Both Gulf and Atlantic fisheries to be assessed.

US harvesting and fishmeal producer Omega Protein Corporation will seek Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for two menhaden fisheries where the group operates.

Certification group SAI Global last week announced Omega Protein would seek MSC certification for both the US Gulf of Mexico menhaden purse seine fishery and the US Atlantic menhaden purse seine fishery.

A final decision for the certification of the fisheries is slated for 2018.

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