Skretting Norway

Skretting is a global fish feed producer for aquaculture and is a subsidiary of Nutreco, a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. The below profile comprises of seafood sourced by Skretting Norway only.

Summary

Skretting Norway aims to support the development of a sustainable aquaculture industry by providing more sustainable feed that uses marine ingredients from responsibly managed fisheries. The responsible sourcing of ingredients represents one of Skretting’s four key pillars for sustainability and is reflected in our Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets minimum sourcing criteria for all marine raw materials including fish meal and fish oil. We do not accept marine products that come from IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing or vessels listed as engaging in IUU fishing, and encourage suppliers to use third-party certification where possible to demonstrate compliance with the sourcing criteria.

We expect our suppliers to work towards the principles of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. In fisheries where these principles are not yet met, we encourage our suppliers to engage fishery stakeholders in improvement efforts. Skretting is supportive of fishery improvement projects (FIPs), partnering with other industry members, NGOs and governments to drive their establishment, and took a proactive role in the development of the Peruvian anchoveta FIP, which launched in January 2017. Notably, Skretting Norway was one of the first companies to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project when it was initiated in 2015.

Associated Fisheries

Fishery Name and Location
Fishing Methods
Certification or FIP
Stock Status and Management
Notes
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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Chilean Central-Southern

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Chilean Central-Southern

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Profile not yet complete.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Peruvian Northern-Central

Fishery countries:
Ecuador, Peru
  • Seine nets
  • Purse seine

Some product from FIP fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is likely to be low.
  • Purse seine gear in this fishery may interact with the sea bed in shallow water, but habitat impacts are not well understood.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Anchoveta

Engraulis ringens

Southern Peru/Northern Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile, Peru
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Araucanian herring

Strangomera bentincki

Central-South Chile

Fishery countries:
Chile
  • Seine nets

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Atlantic menhaden

Brevoortia tyrannus

NW Atlantic

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals, seabirds and sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Faroe Islands, France, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from certified fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, however bycatch data for the whole fishery is incomplete.
  • Blue whiting is mainly caught by midwater trawls, which are unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Boarfish

Capros aper

NE Atlantic

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Ireland, U.K.
  • Midwater trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Icelandic

Fishery countries:
Iceland
  • Midwater trawl
  • Seine nets

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Barents Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, Russia
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch in this fishery is considered low, but available data is still limited.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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European sprat

Sprattus sprattus

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark
  • Midwater trawl
  • Purse seine

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch of herring is a risk for this fishery but there are mitigation measures in place.
  • This fishery is unlikely to have a significant impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Gulf menhaden

Brevoortia patronus

Gulf of Mexico

Fishery countries:
U.S.
  • Purse seine

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • There are risks to marine mammals and sea turtles with this fishery.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Purse seine gear in this fishery interacts with the sea bed, but habitat impacts are not well understood.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarkii

North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Faroe Islands
  • Midwater trawl
  • Bottom trawl
  • Purse seine

Some product from certified fisheries

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • The impact depends on the gear type. Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • This fish plays an important role in the marine food web and so potential impacts on the wider marine ecosystem must be monitored.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Central Eastern North Sea

Fishery countries:
Norway, U.K.
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Viking and Bergen Banks

Fishery countries:
Norway
  • Bottom trawl

Not certified or in a FIP

Profile not yet complete

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

Dogger Bank area

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Norway
  • Bottom trawl

Some product from certified fisheries

Needs improvement

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species, but available data is still limited.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.
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Sandeels nei

Ammodytes spp.

SE North Sea

Fishery countries:
Denmark, Germany
  • Bottom trawl

Certified

Well managed

Environmental Notes
  • This fishery is unlikely to have direct impacts on PET species.
  • Bycatch for this fishery is considered low.
  • Bottom trawls will directly impact on the sea bed.
General Notes
  • Sandeel is an important prey species for a variety of predators, including fish, marine mammals and seabirds. Fishing on sandeel has been found to affect some surface feeding bird species, especially kittiwake and sandwich term.

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