PRESS RELEASE | Trial on MSC bluefin tuna certification: profit may overrule sustainability
Monday, June 01, 2020, 20:00 (GMT + 9)
Rome - WWF is objecting to the potential sustainability certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) of the first Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery, following a questionable evaluation process that has repeatedly ignored the fragile status of the stock.
At the hearing opening today (1 June) until tomorrow (2 June), WWF will present its case on how the current certification of a bluefin tuna fishery has dismissed the best available science and therefore produced a far too positive evaluation of the fishery that does not reflect the reality at sea.
WWF has long warned that the scientific rigor that MSC claims to apply to respect the sustainability of fish stocks is often overlooked during certification processes. In the case of the Eastern Atlantic bluefin, a population that went from being largely abundant to heavily overfished and that is still largely illeg... FULL STORY