Earlier this month Russia’s Western Bering Sea pollock fishery gained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, resulting in an additional 300,000 more metric tons of certified whitefish available to global markets.

Together with the Sea of Okhotsk, these certified fisheries now represent more than 65 percent of all of Russia's pollock catch.

The latest certification is something that Russian producers have been working on for the last few years, and comes at a time when there are big changes happening in the Russian fishing industry.