MarinTrust Approved Whole Fish

The MarinTrust approved whole fish assessment reports are listed below. Any queries should be emailed to

Important Notice:

If a MarinTrust certified factory uses an MSC certified fishery product in the production of fish meal and/or fish oil that has its certificate withdrawn or suspended, this fishery must be assessed under the MarinTrust Standard to gain approval as a compliant raw material. This applies to both whole fish and by-products.

Product from any fishery which loses its MSC certification and does not subsequently meet the MarinTrust Standard, must be separated at the production facility from any MarinTrust approved raw material.

Any MarinTrust certified factories which use MSC certified species that have been withdrawn, must submit a scope extension application form and email to  to gain approval.

The MSC certified species listed on this site have been provided by MarinTrust Standard certificate holders. The MarinTrust Secretariat updates this list regularly, but take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information.

Please check for the latest information on any MSC certified species.

Last update |

29 Jul 2020 - 14:28


Approved Whole Fish | Australia | Small Pelagics Fishery Australia - FAO 81 Pacific South east


Approved Whole Fish | Chile | Sardina Austral /Falkland sprat [Sprattus fueguensis] Region X (de los lagos) FAO 87.3.3

Approved Whole Fish | Chilean jack mackerel Jurel (Trachurus murphyi) - Chile- EEZ XV-X


Approved Whole Fish | Denmark | Herring [Clupea harengus] Subdivision 25 - 29 & 32, Central Baltic Sea (excluding Gulf of Riga), Baltic countries: Denmark, Latvia

Approved Whole Fish | Denmark | Herring [Clupea harengus] Subdivision 30, Bothnian Sea & Subdivision 31 Bothnian Bay

Approved Whole Fish | Denmark | Skagerrak Kattegat and Western Baltic Herring

United Kingdom

Approved Whole Fish | United Kingdom | Boarfish [Capros aper] – Northeast Atlantic


Approved Whole Fish | Japan | Japanese Sardine [Sardinops sagax – synonym Sardinops melanostictus] Northwest Pacific FAO 61


Approved Whole Fish | Latvia | Baltic Sprat [Sprattus Sprattus] Subdivisions 22-32, Baltic Sea (Shared w/ Denmark)

Approved Whole Fish | Latvia | Herring [Clupea harengus] Subdivision 25 - 29 & 32, Central Baltic Sea (excluding Gulf of Riga), Baltic countries: Denmark, Latvia


Approved Whole Fish | Mexico | Californian anchovy, Anchoveta norteña [Engraulis mordax] - FAO 77 Gulf of California


Approved Whole Fish | Norway | North Sea Sprat [Sprattus sprattus] - ICES Subarea IV - shared with Denmark