Seafood certification – must do better
According to a review published by the BirdLife International Marine Programme earlier this year, being certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) does not guarantee that a fishery is addressing the bycatch of marine mammals, seabirds, turtles, sharks and rays.
….Ultimately, we found that only three fisheries scored green, 12 were amber, and eight were red. Only one of the fisheries reviewed clearly demonstrated a sustained reduction in bycatch. In seven fisheries, bycatch either increased or stayed constant across the certification period, which is a cause for serious concern.