Marine Stewardship Council Under Fire

The credibility of this council is integral to its overall operation.  Recently Dungy Crab in Oregon gained the “cherished” MSC approval. Here is a map of the MSC certified fisheries.  Click thru for the details.

Among the most controversial rulings is the award of an MSC label to the Ross Sea Antarctic toothfish fishery which is still regarded by scientists and the industry as an exploratory fishery. The species is so little understood that researchers still do not know even basics such as where the fish spawns.

Others include krill in the Antarctic, , tuna and swordfish off the US coast, pollock in the Eastern Bering Sea where stock levels fell 64% between 2004 and 2009, and Pacific hake which suffered an 89% fall in biomass since 1989.

via Sustainable fish customers ‘duped’ by Marine Stewardship Council | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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