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Dr. Doug Butterworth – fisheries ministers around the world lost their authority to MSC in a coup de’etat in 2008

Butterworth says that prior to this the MSC was in the doldrums but in 2008 there was a quiet revolution in which fisheries ministers did not even realize that they had surrendered their authority on national fisheries policy to the MSC.  Butterworth states that this resulted in an explosion in applications for MSC certification. [email protected]  11:56