Conservation groups hit back at MSC delays

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MSC is losing credibility as it delays the roll-out of revised standards, say conservation groups

Conservation groups have expressed their ‘disappointment’ at the Marine Stewardship Council’s decision to delay the roll-out by two years of its latest fisheries standard.

On 31 January MSC announced it was giving fisheries until 2026 to implement Version 3.0 of its standard in light of changes to be made following industry feedback.

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