Although the unit of certification is the plant, assessment of species is a necessary prerequisite in order to provide assurance for the responsible sourcing of raw materials used for the production of  marine ingredients. It is important that each company applying for the standard indicates the specific species that each individual plant uses so that this can be listed correctly in the certificate scope.

Important Notice:

MarinTrust recognises the status of MSC certifications and wants to simplify the process for those certificate holders that receive MSC certified raw materials to the marine ingredient producing plant. These materials will be recognised as MarinTrust compliant.

This process has now been formalised in the MSC Verification Tool which came into force on 1 January 2021. The aim is to protect the integrity of the chain and prevent false use of the MSC claims entering a MarinTrust certified factory. MarinTrust is enhancing its MSC recognition process by providing an extra layer of verification while avoiding duplicating assessments and all at low costs. Further information and verification reports can be found here.

Chile

Araucanian Herring (Strangomera bentincki) | FAO 87, Chilean EEZ Regions V-X

Chilean Anchovy (Engraulis ringens) | FAO 87, Chilean EEZ Regions IV-XV

Chilean Jack Mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) | FAO 87, Chilean EEZ Regions X-XV

Denmark

Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) | FAO 27, ICES 3.c.22-d.32

Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) | FAO 27, ICES 3.d.25-29, 32

Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) | FAO 27, ICES 3.d.28.1

Sand Eel (Ammodytes marinus) | ICES 3.a.20, 4.a-c

Latvia

Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) | FAO 27, ICES 3.c.22-d.32

Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus) | FAO 27, ICES 3.d.25-29, 32

Norway

Capelin (Mallotus villosus) | FAO 27, ICES 1, 2 excl. 2.a West of 5°W

Panama

Pacific Anchoveta (Cetengraulis mysticetus) and Pacific Thread Herring (Opisthonema spp.) | FAO 77

Peru

Peruvian Anchovy (Engraulis ringens) | FAO 87, Northern Border of Peruvian EEZ to 16° South

Peruvian Anchovy (Engraulis ringens) | FAO 87, South Eastern Pacific Ocean