Participants

Saithe, ling and tusk fished in Faroese waters are fully MSC certified as sustainable. Faroe Islands Sustainable Fisheries (FISF) is the holder of the MSC certifications of these fisheries in Faroese waters and offers other parties to become participants in the MSC certifications for these species.

FISF invites others to become registered participants of the MSC certifications of the fisheries for saithe, ling, and tusk. The invitation is offered to Faroese holders of fishing licences issued by the Ministry of Fisheries to fish in in Faroese waters, FAO fishing area 27, ICES fishing area Vb1 and Vb2 (North Eastern part of the Atlantic Ocean). The certifications also cover the fisheries for cod, haddock, and saithe according to the fisheries agreement between Faroe Islands and Iceland.

The prerequisites for applicants to be eligeble for participating in FISF's certifications are as follows:

  1. Payment for internal and external costs for the certification processes. The costs are allocated among the participants in accordance with the estimated benefits gained from the certification.
  2. Comply by MSC standards for fishery and certification requirements, which includes the conditions and recommendations for the certification, and related plans for corrective actions to comply with such conditions and recommendations.

Saithe, ling, and tusk caught in Faroese waters are fully certified by MSC. The fisheries for these species are therefore certified to be sustainable. Faroe Islands Sustainable Fisheries (FISF) is the holder of these MSC certifications of the fisheries in Faroese waters for saithe, ling, and tusk, and FISF invites other to become participants hereof.

Fisheries in Faroese waters for cod, haddock, saithe, ling, and tusk

MSC certifications apply to all registered Faroese fishing vessels with valid fishing licences issued by the Ministry of Fisheries, if the fish is being caught and/or bought by a company registered as a participant in FISF.

Registered production sites

P/F Kósin

P/F Faroe Origin

P/F Delta Seafood

P/F Tavan

P/F TG Seafood

P/F FMP

P/F Sandoy Seafood

P/F Fiskavirkið (PRG)t

ÍVF NAD Seafood

P/F Nevið Fiskaeksport

P/F Norðfra (Fofish)

Registered long liners with freezing capacity - 2021

KG 7Jákup BP/F EFHO
FD 710Jógvan IP/F Eysturoy
FD 454KamburP/F M&S Strendur
KG 9KlakkurSp/F Undir Klakki
KG 476PisonSp/F Miðdalsenni
KG 349PolarstjørnanSp/F Polarstjørnan
FD 32StapinP/F Regn
VA 132EivindP/F Fossá
VN 700VesturhaviðP/F HKO

Fisheries in Icelandic waters for cod, haddock, and saithe

MSC certifications apply to all registered Faroese fishing vessels with valid fishing licences issued by the Ministry of Fisheries, to fish in Icelandic waters, if the fish is being caught and/or bought by a company registered as a participant in FISF.

Registered long liners with freezing capacity - 2021

KG 7

Jákup B

P/F EFHO

FD 710

Jógvan I

P/F Eysturoy

FD 454

Kambur

P/F M&S Strendur

KG 9

Klakkur

Sp/F Undir Klakki

KG 476

Pison

Sp/F Miðdalsenni

KG 349

Polarstjørnan

Sp/F Polarstjørnan

FD 32

Stapin

P/F Regn

VA 132

Eivind

P/F Fossá

VN 700

Vesturhavið

P/F HKO

Fisheries in the Barent’s Sea for cod, haddock, and saithe

MSC certifications apply to all registered Faroese fishing vessels with valid fishing licences issued by the Ministry of Fisheries, to fish in the Barent's Sea. The fish needs to be caught and/or bought by a company registered as a participant in FISF for the MSC certification to apply.

Factory trawlers

KG 180GadusP/F JFK Trol
KG 184SjúrðarbergP/F JFK Trol
FD 10AkrabergP/F Framherji
TN 180EnnibergP/F Enniberg

Landing sites

Landing sites that are authenticated certificate sharers 

P/F Barðið, Tórshavn

P/F Faroe Origin, Saltangará

P/F NFCS, Klaksvík

P/F Kósin, Klaksvík

P/F LMT, Tvøroyri

P/F Bátafisk, Eiði

Sp/F Landingarmiðstøðin á Toftum, Toftir

P/F LML, Leirvík

P/F Snarfrost, Miðvágur

Trading companies

P/F JFK Seafood

P/F Rainbow Seafood

Sp/F Atlantic Seafood

P/F Fofish

Torfos ApS

P/F Faroe Seafood 2011

Faroe France SARL

Other certificate sharers

ISF and JFK entered an agreement on April 12th, 2016. The agreement stipulates that Icelandic vessels with permits to fish cod, haddock and saithe in the Barents Sea will share JFK's MSC certificate for the fisheries. It also states, that Faroese vessels with permits to fish cod, haddock, and saithe in the Icelandic EEZ, will share ISF's MSC certificate for the fisheries.

This agreement is replacing with an agreement with ISF and FISF on May 31st, 2021.