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Senior MPs urge the Marine Stewardship Council to review Standard

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 04:00 (GMT + 9)

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has come under fire by the former fisheries minister, Richard Benyon MP, along with veteran oceans campaigner Zac Goldsmith MP, Conservative MP James Heappey and SNP MP John McNally. The MPs aired their concerns about the current MSC Standard which allows for fisheries to be partially certified. The standard allows fisheries to be MSC certified and for vessels to operate both with and without fish aggregating devices (FADs), even if the FAD system is unsustainable. Zac Goldsmith stated that many consumers find it “very hard to know when they buy fish whether it’s sustainable or not”. He asked Therese Coffey, the Minister responsible for the marine environment, if it was correct that “fleets which one day use sustainable tackle and the next day use completely rapacious, unsustainable, tackle” are allowed ... FULL STORY

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