Russian WBS pollock (FIP)

Last Updated:
Evaluation Start Date: 2008-01-01
Type: Comprehensive

Status: Inactive

FIP Lead: Russian Pollock Sustainability Alliance (PSA) (RPSA)


In March 2012, the former West Bering Sea (WBS) UoC was split into two separate certification units, the West Bering Sea (WBS) and a new unit, the Navarinsky. According to MSC, both units deviated from assessment timelines and the fisheries MSC status is withdrawn ( and

Archive Date: May 2014 The Russian Far East (RFE) Pollock FIP was transitioned from SFP to the Russian Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) in 2011, when the Sea of Okhotsk (SOO) fishery entered Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) full assessment. SFP continued to publicly report on fishery improvements and MSC certification progress until May 2014, as a service to the supply chain. More recent updates on SOO fishery improvement efforts, completion of MSC certification conditions, and the status of remaining certification units (Navarinsky and WBS) can be found on the Pollock Catchers Association and MSC websites.

FIP Development
Sep 08
FIP Launch
Sep 08
Workplan made public
FIP Implementation
Mar 12
Improvements in Fishing Practices and Fishery Management
Verifiable improvement in policy/management and fishing practices
Improvements on the Water
Verifiable improvement on the water
MSC certification (optional)
MSC certificate made public