Orange Roughy Fisheries Certification Timeline
Orange roughy fisheries have been considered by some as contentious. The fisheries have been variously touted as "unsustainable" and remain "red-listed" as a poor seafood choice by several environmental organisations.
Deepwater Group (DWG) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are committed to ensuring New Zealand's orange roughy fisheries are sustainably managed. To this effect, we have implemented a suite of comprehensive science, monitoring and management measures since the early 2000s.
We are confident these efforts have been successful and are now verifying this through third-party certification so that our consumers can continue to buy New Zealand orange roughy with confidence.2022