MSC standard review

16 Sep 2013
The MSC ecolabel is up for review

The MSC ecolabel is up for review

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched a second round of consultation on the improvement of its environmental standard for sustainable fisheries.

This online consultation will close on 26 October 2013 and is the last opportunity for stakeholders to share views on the changes being proposed.

Programme improvements include proposals to save on time, cost and complexity associated with MSC assessments.

An early stage public consultation on the fisheries standard first took place in spring this year and the MSC has since consulted over one hundred fisheries experts, scientists, environmental organisations, governments, fisheries and commercial partners to help inform the content of the review.

MSC will also be holding workshops and consultation seminars across the globe in order to gain feedback.

The organisation says it has undertaken this latest review of its standards in order to ensure that it continues to meet best practice in line with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Social, Environment, Accreditation and Labelling Alliance (ISEAL) standard setting code.

Current changes under review could be adopted by the MSC board at its meeting in July 2014.

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