Mobilizing MSC as the sustainable fishing standard | WWF

Mobilizing MSC as the sustainable fishing standard

Posted on 11 November 2015    
tuna purse seine fishery
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WWF has successfully objected to the proposed certification of a major Indian Ocean tuna fishery to help ensure the quality of MSC certification. This landmark decision highlights that current management of tuna in the Indian Ocean does not meet MSC sustainability requirements. WWF argued that without management control of exploitation of the tuna stock, the fishery would not achieve sustainability. WWF plans to use this case study to avoid weak MSC assessments by poorly performing certifiers. This decision is expected to have a huge impact on future certification processes and help reshape the certification landscape for tuna, emphasizing sustainability.
tuna purse seine fishery
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