Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)
Bottom otter trawl
Several fisheries on the northern prawn are MSC-certifiedMSC Certified:
Fisheries that comply with the Marine Stewardship Council assessment criteria and are certified. Fish products with the blue MSC label are caught by sustainable fisheries.. In the east Atlantic Ocean there are fisheries from among others Denmark, Estonia, Greenland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Norway MSC-certified.
The northern prawn is caught with fine-meshed otter trawls with a sorting panel in the opening of the net, which allows young fish to escape. This prevents bycatch of fish as much as possible.