Atlantic Ocean, north-east (FAO 27)
Bottom otter trawl, Trawls
The first European whiting fishery was 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 2010. Meanwhile, a second fishery has been certified in 2019. These fisheries are mixedMixed fisheries:
Fisheries that fish on multiple fish stocks at the same time. Often there is one target species, but several types of multiple stocks are captured simultaneously. fisheries and also target haddock, European Hake, plaice, and saithe. More than half of the European fisheries for whiting is currently MSC-certified: 55% of the catch in the North Sea.
Fish in season
Fish is in season when the spawning period has ended, as the quality is then at its best.