Tag Archives: Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Embracing the Success of Responsible U.S Fisheries Management

sbharborSeafood choices used to be simple, as they should be. But over the last twenty years or so we have been bombarded with more information and advice about seafood than ever before and all of a sudden seafood choices started to get very complicated. What used to be a simple choice now requires research on our part, and for some folks the confusion and guilt associated with seafood choices is enough to ruin their appetite, but not me.  Read the rest here 14:05

TRADEX 3-Minute Market Insight – Uncertainty for Norwegian Salmon Exports; Hokkaido Chum Withdraws From MSC

Published on Aug 11, 2014 – The Fraser River Sockeye run began last week in B.C. – 750k LBs caught during first 38 hours –  Other news in Japan, the net fall chum salmon fishery in Hokkaido has been withdrawn from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Watch it here 10:29

US West Coast Albacore Tuna Fisheries Merge MSC Certificates

US – American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) and Western Fishboat Owners Association (WFOA) have announced the merging of their individual Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery certifications. Read more here  06:46

NOAA labeling may be redundant, unhelpful says Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Friend of the Sea

MSC-Logo“It would not be perceived as an independent certification,” said Paolo Bray, founder and director of Friend of the Sea. Read more drivel here!  08:53

MSC Americas director resigns amidst salmon certification debacle – See ya!

MSC-LogoKerry Coughlin has resigned as head of Americas for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), just over a month after she sent an open letter  hitting out at critics of the program and in the same week as an objection to the re-certification of Alaska salmon to the MSC standard. much [email protected]  11:27

Murkowski Responds to Resignation of Alaska Salmon Adversary – here

Alaska fishermen and their families have led the Walmart/MSC charge – Alaska salmon row moves onto political stage

MSC-Logo36185chilliwackwalmartboycottTHE ongoing dispute between Alaskan salmon fishermen and the US retail giant is moving into the political arena. Walmart has said it will only buy Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish, but the Alaskan fishermen have withdrawn from MSC because they say it is too bureaucratic and expensive, adding that there are other equally valid certifications to which they belong. [email protected]

“Buy American? Start with Alaska Salmon” Alaska fishermen protest Wal-Mart decision

Nearly 40 Alaska fishermen protested Wednesday outside an Anchorage Wal-Mart store, upset with a decision by the company about how it buys seafood. Holding signs like “Buy American? Start with Alaska Salmon” and “Walmart should be WILD about sustainable ALASKA SALMON,” the protesters received honks from passing motorists in south Anchorage. The protest came a day before Alaska state and seafood industry officials were to meet with executives of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., at the company’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. [email protected]  21:29

Seafood certificat​ion – who’s really on first? Nils Stolpe

NetLogoBackground500“Sustainability certification” has become a watchword of people in the so-called marine conservation community in recent years. However, their interest seems to transcend the determination of the actual sustainability of the methods employed to harvest particular species of finfish and shellfish and to use the certification process and the certifiers to advance either their own particular agendas or perhaps the agendas of those foundations that support them financially. continued here

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the largest international organization – headquartered in London – providing fish and seafood sustainability certification. It was started in 1996 as a joint effort of the World Wildlife Fund, a transnational ENGO, and Unilever a transnational provider of consumer goods.

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European buyers more acceptant on Alaska salmon MSC withdrawal. (to MSC, or to not MSC – that is the question)

undercurrentnews.com – An acceptance of Alaska salmon producers decision to withdraw from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is very much in evidence at the European seafood show this year, reports John Sackton, publisher of Seafoodnews.com. continued

Jim Gilmore, director of public affairs at At-sea Processors Association – MSC criticism not valid

The Alaska pollock fishery and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) have refuted claims made in a recent study that the sustainable seafood certification is too lenient. The Alaska pollock fishery, the largest fishery in the US in volume, were mentioned in the research as holding certification despite not complying with national law. continued