Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Wild Seafood Sustainability Certification Remains Best In Class

Source: WWF

Gland, Switzerland – A new independent, global analysis of wild-capture seafood sustainability certification schemes, released today at the 10th International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong, found that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) remains most compliant with international sustainability criteria.

These criteria not only measure the status of the stocks but also the environmental footprint of the fishery, the efficacy of the management system across all levels and the transparency, professionalism and independence of the certification process.

Comparison of Wild Capture Fisheries Certification Schemes, an update of a previous report commissioned by WWF and developed by Accenture Development Partnerships in 2009, evaluated four certification programmes (the two highest scoring programmes in the 2009 report plus two new schemes) on their conformance with WWF’s sustainability criteria. The four programmes include Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Friend of the Sea, Iceland Responsible Fisheries and the MSC.

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