Norway is on track to regain its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its inshore cod fishery by the start of the 2023 winter season, but the industry is still awaiting “significant revisions” of the science behind coastal cod stocks.

Tor Bjorklund Larsen, senior advisor for the Norwegian Fishermen's Association (NFA) -- the client for the inshore cod MSC certification -- said both the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) are reviewing their modeling for the coastal cod stocks, a major sticking point in the recertification process.