today, the Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) North Sea cod fishery has been assessed and certified against the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainable fishing
and has been found to meet the criteria for a well-managed and sustainable fishery. As the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) and certifier of this fishery, ME Certification Limited
would like to congratulate SFSAG and acknowledge the considerable effort by industry, processors and NGOs to bring the cod stock back to sustainable levels.
As has been widely reported on the
Control Union and NIOZ have joined forces to establish a spin-out company to perform ballast water testing activities for the certification of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). Control Union Water B.V., with her laboratories in ’t Horntje at Texel, is the commercial successor of the ballast water test activities as these were developed and performed by NIOZ since 2004.