https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1163982/MSC-Adopts-On-the-Hook-Campaign-Change-Bans-Compartmentalization-by-Fishing-Practice MSC Adopts On the Hook Campaign Change; Bans Compartmentalization by Fishing Practice. Changes are coming to the Marine Stewardship Council's Fisheries Certification Process in March, pushed for by the On the Hook campaign for more than two years.
https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2020/02/13/new-msc-process-adopts-ban-on-compartmentalized-fisheries/ The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)'s board has approved a new version of its fisheries certification process -- the assessment process by which fisheries are deemed to meet the MSC standard. [...]
Following the announcement of the MSC Board's decision to review shark finning during the upcoming Standard Review Sharkproject released a press statement with reference to the recently published open letter from a big group of stakeholders, stating its disappointment with [...]
https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2020/02/09/fish-international-2020-new-species-products-to-take-limelight/ Export specialist Kees Haasnoot told Undercurrent News that if the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate on Atlanto-Scandian herring is lost next year, it could be an issue for these key markets. “Retailers of course prefer MSC, while for foodservice [...]
MSC announces the Board's decisions to address shark finning as part of upcoming Standard Review and summaries its findings with regard to '"Fins Naturally Attached' policies, which require the whole shark to be landed, not just its fins. We recently [...]
After Northeast Atlantic mackerel and North Sea cod now Alaska Cod may also loose its MSC certification: https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/gulf-of-alaska-cod-to-lose-sustainability-certification-by-march-msc-confirms Pacific cod from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to lose its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability certification in the coming months [...]
As NGOs and industry issue a letter to the MSC asking for urgent action on shark finning, MSC says any organization prosecuted for finning in the last two years will be ineligible for certification... https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2020/02/04/msc-accepts-inconsistency-of-shark-finning-rules-bans-prosecuted-clients/
Experts and industry call for Marine Stewardship Council to take more urgent action on shark finning
NGOs demand introduction of FNA at SG 60 at much faster speed than foreseen by the MSC Standard Review: A letter has been signed and sent to the the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) by numerous stakeholders from NGOs, industry and [...]
WWF warns that the proposed MSC certification of Atlantic bluefin tuna would provide a dangerous incentive to the market…
WWF has formally objected to the first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of an Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, warning that this would provide a dangerous incentive to the market and compromise the long-term recovery of the stock. Despite the good [...]
Mexican Pacific Shrimp fishery operating in the location of the critically endangered vaquita seeks MSC certification!
The Mexican Pacific Shrimp Fishery has announced that it is seeking to enter the MSC certification process. The fishery includes both the Pacific and the Gulf of California in Mexico, the latter location home to the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, [...]