The lobster fishery on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Atlantic Canada has achieved certification against the global, science-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. Following an independent assessment conducted by the conformity assessment body, SAI Global, lobster sourced from this fishery is now eligible to bear the blue MSC ecolabel.

MSC certification brings confidence to consumers

“We congratulate Gaspésie lobster license holders and RPPSG on the achievement of certification to the global, science-based MSC standard,” said Jay Lugar, program director, Canada. “Lobster is a highly desired, visible, seasonal local seafood in the province of Quebec and markets beyond. The addition of lobster from Gaspé to the range of MSC certified products available in Quebec will bring more confidence to Chain of Custody buyers and consumers that seafood from this region originates from a sustainable and well-managed fishery meeting the global MSC standard.”

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