Two more companies have engaged in MSC certification process in Kamchatka
"Delta Fish LTD" and "Delfin LTD" signed an agreement with MRAG Americas marking the beginning of the assessment process. The fisheries will be assessed in correspondence to environmental standards of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
According to the official information, "Delfin LTD" is located in Pakhachi Village, Olyutorsky district, Kamchatka. The company is engaged in salmon fishing. It sells frozen salmon and salt caviar to the domestic market as well as abroad to Japan, Korea, and China.
As for "Delta Fish LTD", the company was founded in 1999 in Ust-Kamchatsky district. It catches salmon in the Kamchatka River, and also groundfish offshore the peninsula. However, only the company's salmon fishery plots will be assessed.
Usually, besides the representatives of WWF-Russia, specialists from scientific institutions and staff of state monitoring bodies are involved as stakeholders in the certification process. They provide assistance to independent auditors.
The certification process will take a year. During this period, the auditors will meet with stakeholders, assess relevant documentation, and visit the fisheries. MRAG Americas will get information from fisheries representatives, government management agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other interested stakeholders. The certification decision will be announced in July 2018.
Nowadays, the certification according to the MSC standards is the only trustful way to assess a company's activity on the river. The certificate proves fisheries' sustainability and the environmental liability of a company. The document implies that a company will follow strict demands to improve further its work.