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MSC certification for Chilean jack mackerel

The industrial fishery for Chilean jack mackerel has just received the Marine Stewardship Council certification from the independent organization Lloyd\'s Register.

May 9, 2019


The industrial fishery for Chilean jack mackerel has received the Marine Stewardship Council certification from the independent organization Lloyd\'s Register. This label is based on three main principles: sustainable fish stocks, minimizing environmental impact and effective fisheries management. It guarantees the sustainability, traceability and the best practices application in Chile. After 15 months of follow-up, the country became the world\'s first to obtain a certification for this species.

Jack mackerel fishing is one of the most important in Chile and the main producer in the Pacific Ocean. In 2018, Chilean exports reached $166 million. This certification highlights Chile\'s commitment to develop its seafood industry in a sustainable way. This is part of the 2030 Agenda, a program with which the country intends to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the UN.

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