Atlantic Ocean, north-west (FAO 21)
Pots and traps
This fishery has an MSC label. We do not rate certified fisheries according to the VISwijzer method. Therefore, these fisheries have a separate category on the VISwijzer and receive no rating of color.
Both in Canada and in the United States, several lobster fisheries are MSC Certified. There is a lot of fishing for American lobster in these two countries, but this fishery is not considered a threat to the lobster stock. Lobsters are sensitive to fishing pressure because they grow slowly and only become sexually mature at a later age.
Marine Stewardship Council, an independent, international non-profit organization that has developed an eco-label that guarantees well-managed, sustainable fisheries. Fish products that meet the criteria of the eco-label can be identified by the blue MSC logo. American lobster is caught using potsPots/clay pots:
Clay pots are used in southern Europe to catch octopus. The animals crawl into the pots to use it as shelter, after which the fisherman collects the pots. This is a selective fishing method that does not damage the soil. and [traps]. This fishing technique is selective with little bycatches. Unwanted caught species can easily be released with a high survival rate. This fishing technique causes little damage to the environment.
Management of the lobster stock is largely effective.
Fish in season
Fish in season is the best quality at that time because the spawning period is over.