Category Archives: MSC critics

MSC certification of “Echebastar” Fishery: “WWF is [still] most concerned…” Objections were all dismissed & WWF doesn’t recommend these MSC-cert tunas…

Continue reading MSC certification of “Echebastar” Fishery: “WWF is [still] most concerned…” Objections were all dismissed & WWF doesn’t recommend these MSC-cert tunas…

GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

Continue reading GREENPEACE campaign yields success: Voluntary krill no-fishing zones good for Antarctica, “next step must be more protected areas” – WWF

STILL On The Hook… “Momentum for reform in the MSC has become unstoppable”; Campaign keeps pushing for “wholly, rather than partial” MSC-certification of fisheries

Continue reading STILL On The Hook… “Momentum for reform in the MSC has become unstoppable”; Campaign keeps pushing for “wholly, rather than partial” MSC-certification of fisheries

MSC process transparent & scientifically robust, encourages stakeholder input – MSC responds to critics; “We stand by the credibility of our program”

Continue reading MSC process transparent & scientifically robust, encourages stakeholder input – MSC responds to critics; “We stand by the credibility of our program”

WWF urges MSC to adopt key reforms: “WWF does expect to see strong, more specific and more immediate commitments” – John Tanzer

Continue reading WWF urges MSC to adopt key reforms: “WWF does expect to see strong, more specific and more immediate commitments” – John Tanzer

‘CRITICAL Improvements needed’: 66 eNGOs & academics write to MSC Chairman to highlight “key flaws in the MSC Standard”

Continue reading ‘CRITICAL Improvements needed’: 66 eNGOs & academics write to MSC Chairman to highlight “key flaws in the MSC Standard”

MSC sets out agenda to strengthen assurance model and announces key changes to certification requirements

Continue reading MSC sets out agenda to strengthen assurance model and announces key changes to certification requirements

MSC CEO & team (‘but not Board’… invited [or summoned?] to attend in January) meet with UK Parliamentarians & members of On The Hook campaign

Continue reading MSC CEO & team (‘but not Board’… invited [or summoned?] to attend in January) meet with UK Parliamentarians & members of On The Hook campaign

BRITISH MPs urge the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to review its Standard; MSC is “UK registered, UK based, charity so we are right to hold it to account”

Continue reading BRITISH MPs urge the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to review its Standard; MSC is “UK registered, UK based, charity so we are right to hold it to account”

WORDING… Dutch Advertising Code Committee finds that Princes is “misleading consumers” with some of tuna cans sustainability claims

Continue reading WORDING… Dutch Advertising Code Committee finds that Princes is “misleading consumers” with some of tuna cans sustainability claims

SEACHOICE assesses “two of the most prominent eco-labels“ in Canada (MSC & ASC) and issues recommendations; ASC & MSC both respond

Continue reading SEACHOICE assesses “two of the most prominent eco-labels“ in Canada (MSC & ASC) and issues recommendations; ASC & MSC both respond

“TRANSPARENCY, third-party scrutiny and stakeholder consultation are central to the MSC’s values”; MSC seeks input in maintaining world leading standards

Continue reading “TRANSPARENCY, third-party scrutiny and stakeholder consultation are central to the MSC’s values”; MSC seeks input in maintaining world leading standards

“MSC is disappointed to see these misleading and false claims and strongly rejects the accusation of duping consumers” re. #OnTheHook

Continue reading “MSC is disappointed to see these misleading and false claims and strongly rejects the accusation of duping consumers” re. #OnTheHook

“MSC are betraying the trust of consumers and duping them into purchasing what they believe is truly sustainable tuna”; New Campaign criticises MSC “monopoly”

Continue reading “MSC are betraying the trust of consumers and duping them into purchasing what they believe is truly sustainable tuna”; New Campaign criticises MSC “monopoly”

WWF “deeply concerned” over imminent MSC certification of Mexican tuna fishery; Impacts on depleted dolphin populations

Continue reading WWF “deeply concerned” over imminent MSC certification of Mexican tuna fishery; Impacts on depleted dolphin populations

MSC = “Kiss of Death” for US West Coast groundfish?! “…impediment to desperate reforms needed to keep a healthy and sustainable fishery economically viable…”

Continue reading MSC = “Kiss of Death” for US West Coast groundfish?! “…impediment to desperate reforms needed to keep a healthy and sustainable fishery economically viable…”

OF ALASKAN politics, Walmart, U.S. ‘sustainable seafood’ definition(s), and the ‘creation of a stakeholder supported solution’… GSSI

Continue reading OF ALASKAN politics, Walmart, U.S. ‘sustainable seafood’ definition(s), and the ‘creation of a stakeholder supported solution’… GSSI

WWF concerned re. tuna & FADs: “New MSC assessment process attacks stakeholder input opportunities to speed certification”

Continue reading WWF concerned re. tuna & FADs: “New MSC assessment process attacks stakeholder input opportunities to speed certification”

WWF leaked document (see below) puts MSC under the scrutiny of Times: “Fishing’s blue tick benchmark tainted by ‘conflict of interest’”

Continue reading WWF leaked document (see below) puts MSC under the scrutiny of Times: “Fishing’s blue tick benchmark tainted by ‘conflict of interest’”