Norway’s inshore cod and haddock fisheries are poised to lose their Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification in the coming weeks, leaving roughly 293,000 metric tons of product languishing without the sustainability label, and doors closed to major retail and foodservice buyers in the key UK market in particular.

The affected catches -- those taking place within Norway’s inshore 12-mile zone -- make up a massive volume of the overall catch in the country, and will cause a ripple effect across the global whitefish sector.