Remote Assessments and Audits to Continue for MSC Partners Affected by Pandemic

September 15, 2020 Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council is continuing to permit remote assessments and audits where Covid-19 restrictions prevent on-site audits. This is due to the continuing impact of the pandemic on the sustainable seafood industry.

Japanese Bluefin Tuna Fishery Now Certified as Sustainable

A Japanese longline bluefin tuna fishery, Usufuku Honten Co. Ltd, has formally become the first in the world to achieve certification to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing, and is the seventh MSC certified fishery based in Japan.

Marine Stewardship Council Sustainability Certification Suspension Amidst Sustainable Management of Fishery

The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA) announced today that its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification will be suspended due to a recent decision in the federal case Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross.

MSC Announces New Research Funding to Improve Fishery Observer Safety

New funding to support research into fishery observer safety and welfare, has been announced by the Marine Stewardship Council today. The global not-for-profit organisation – which sets an environmental standard for sustainable fishing – said it hoped to accelerate progress in safeguarding observers who carry out a vital role in protecting our oceans.

USA Continues to be a Leader in Sustainable Squid

Longfin squid (Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii), also known as loligo, and Northern shortfin squid (Illex illecebrosus) caught by Seafreeze Limited and Sea Fresh USA off the U.S. East Coast achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification today.