Monday, February 1, 2010

Danish mussel Vilsund Muslinge Industri blue mussel fishery secures MSC certification

Mussels caught in Denmark’s Limfjord by Vilsund Muslinge Industri (VMI) will be the first mussels in the world to carry the MSC ecolabel, following VMI’s success in attaining MSC certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery.

VMI currently catches approximately 30,000 metric tons of mussels annually. Twenty seven fishing vessels land their catch at the VMI A/S factories in Nykøbing Mors and Aggersund, which have also been assessed and certified for traceability.

The mussels are sold ready-shelled, cooked and frozen, or as whole live mussels to markets all over Europe.

souce: MSC press release

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