MSC Certificate Remains Suspended for Gulf Of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Fishery

The MSC certificate for the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GOSL) snow crab trap fishery in Canada remains suspended today following an audit by certifier SAI Global (SAIG). The annual surveillance audit included a full review of the fishery’s performance against the MSC Fisheries Standard as well as progress of the corrective action plan implemented following the suspension of the certificate on March 20, 2018.

Anova Food Announces the First Handline Tuna Fishery in Indonesia to Enter into Full Assessment by the Marine Stewardship Council

March 4, 2019 Anova Food

Anova Food, LLC., North America’s leading sushi-quality tuna company, today announced it will enter into a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) full assessment for its premier Fair Trade fishery in North Buru Island, making it the first handline tuna fishery to do so in Indonesia.

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