Europe, inland waters
In februari 2013 the Dutch oysterfishery in the Grevelingen and the Oosterschelde received MSC-certification. Despite the fact it is aquaculture, the MSC standard for sustainably caught fish was still applicable. That is because it is a form of aquaculture in which almost the whole process takes place in the wild and in a natural, uncontrolled manner.
The Dutch oyster fishery has received the MSC certificate after an independent team of scientists had established that the fishery and cultivation are carried out in such a controlled manner that there is no overfishing and that undesirable effects on life in and around the sea are limited to an absolute minimum.