Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)
Deelgebieden: Norwegian Sea
Demersal otter trawl, Danish seine, Bottom otter trawl, Midwater otter trawl, Purse seines, Set longlines, Handlines and pole-lines (hand operated), Gillnets
In 2008 the first fishery on saithe became 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.. Currently most of the European fishery on saithe is MSC-certified: 97% of the catches from the North Sea and the Skagerrak. Saithe from Iceland is also MSC-certified. There are several methods being used: bottom otter trawl, pair trawl, (increasingly) semi-pelagic trawl, purse seine, Danish seine, gillnet, longlines and handlines.