To MSC or not to MSC Southeast Alaska Seiners Association hates MSC. Always has. Always will.

So the state is having a big pow-wow with PSVOA this coming Monday over the boards  decision to stick it out with MSC so that Silver Bay Seafoods could go it alone. This is a complex issue.

First let’s start out with SEAS unequivocal and total non-support of MSC from the outset in the late 1990’s when then-Gov Knowles administration welcomed the MSC folks in to get the trophy of certifying the worlds best managed commercial fishery-Alaska Salmon.  SEAS, under the leadership of Jim Bacon at that time, determined that the short-term, feel good of having the MSC label would be short-lived and would not be worth the longer term of inviting the Eco-terrorists into the fold to wreak havoc on the Alaska brand.  Read more