Atlantic Canada’s halibut fishery has been given the Marine Stewardship Council’s sustainable seal of approval.

“We’re all for it,” Bill Murphy, cost control manager with Fisherman’s Market International Inc. on the Bedford Highway, said in an interview Tuesday. The non-profit U.K. council certified the federally managed fishery as sustainable after SCS Global Services of California conducted a two-year, third-party assessment. The certification means Atlantic halibut can carry the council’s blue eco-label. continued