Dutch Government Study Ranks MSC as a Top Sustainable Food Label

February 13, 2019 Marine Stewardship Council

For the second time, the Marine Stewardship Council’s blue fish label has been ranked as one of the top sustainable food labels in the Netherlands. The benchmarking study was carried out by Milieu Centraal, a Dutch environmental information and education foundation, on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.

MSC Opens Three Consultations To Increase Assurance

February 8, 2019 Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) opens three consultations offering stakeholders 60 days to comment on proposals to improve confidence that the MSC Fisheries Standard is being applied consistently. The consultations focus on three components of the MSC’s Fisheries Certification Process: conditions, addressing disagreement and expedited audits.

MSC Certificates Suspended for all North East Atlantic Mackerel Fisheries

February 5, 2019 Marine Stewardship Council

The MSC certification for all North East Atlantic mackerel fisheries will be suspended on Saturday 2nd March 2019. This was announced today through the release of an expedited audit report for all North East Atlantic mackerel fisheries in the MSC program. Mackerel caught on or after 2nd March 2019 cannot be sold as ‘MSC certified’ or bear the blue MSC label. The suspension affects all 4 certificates, for fisheries across 8 countries

MSC Confirms Topics to be Included in its Fisheries Standard Review

January 29, 2019 Marine Stewardship Council

The Board of Trustees for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has confirmed the list of 16 topics that will be reviewed in the next stage of its Fisheries Standard Review.

MSC Welcomes Sustainable Seas Report

January 23, 2019 Marine Stewardship Council

The MSC has welcomed the publication of the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the inquiry into Sustainable Seas.