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First MSC certified freshwater fishery in Western Hemisphere

Northern pike. (Photo Credit: Ontario Government)
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 22:40 (GMT + 9)

The Waterhen Lake walleye and northern pike gillnet commercial fishery, in Manitoba, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification becoming the first freshwater fishery in the Western Hemisphere to attain certification as a sustainable, well-managed fishery against the global MSC standard.

Following an independent assessment conducted by Intertek Fisheries Certification (IFC), walleye, also known as pickerel in Manitoba, and northern pike from this fishery are now eligible to carry the blue MSC ecolabel.

Located in Waterhen Lake in the central portion of Manitoba known as the ‘Interlake,’ the commercial gillnet fishery operates in winter from the beginning of November through the end of March. Waterhen Lake has been commercially fished since 1931.

In order to participate in the commercial fishery, individuals are required to be a member of the Lake Waterhen Fishermen’s Association, which consists of 22 members.

The client for the certificate is the Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship Fisheries Branch of the provincial government on behalf of the Lake Waterhen Fishermen’s Association. The branch undertook this assessment with the objective that the certification will serve as a model for the management of commercial fisheries in the region and in support of the Manitoba government’s commitment to work toward certification of fisheries in the province.

“We are pleased to see the responsible approach to resource management that has been demonstrated by the Association,” said Gord Mackintosh, Manitoba’s Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister. “This fishery certification will show the world that Manitoba has carefully developed a sustainable fishery which is not only good for the environment but also good business.”

Essential to the government’s involvement with the certification was the strong leadership and commitment provided by the Lake Waterhen Fishermen’s Association, including continued support from the Chief and Council of Skownan First Nation.

“We believe that our nation is here to protect the natural state of our fish, wildlife and the environment for future generations,” said Chief Cameron Catcheway from the Skownan First Nation.

Waterhen Lake commercial fishers, working in cooperation with Conservation and Water Stewardship departmental officials, contributed specifically to the development and implementation of the Waterhen Lake Fishery Management Plan along with performance reference points and harvest control rules as part of monitoring fish stocks and managing the sustainability of the fishery; commercial fishing log books to monitor retained and discarded by-catch; voluntary closed areas around Lake Waterhen to protect spawning and rearing habitat; and a lost gear retrieval programme.

In 2013, the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for commercially harvested walleye was 36,300 kg. Northern pike catches are not managed through a TAC, but annual volumes are similar to walleye and have averaged 26,740 kg over the past five years.
Fresh and frozen foodservice and retail outlets in the US midwest and in Canada are the primary markets for walleye fillets. Northern pike is predominantly sold as frozen fillets into markets in the European Union, primarily in France.

Scott Wallace, Senior Research Scientist with the David Suzuki Foundation, commended the fishery and said, “Manitoba’s lakes are an important part of Canada’s sustainable fish production. The Waterhen Lake fishery is taking the lead in offering Canada’s first wild-capture MSC certified freshwater fish and we’re hopeful that other fresh water fisheries will follow suit.”

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