MSC Opens Consultations to Ban Certification of ‘Compartmentalized’ Fisheries, Such as Free School Tuna
The Marine Stewardship Council is taking steps to ban the practice of certified fisheries also participating in non-certified fisheries on the same trip. This was the issue that came up nearly ten years ago when the first Pacifical tuna fisheries were certified, with the requirement that vessels segregate catches from free school tuna (which had a certificate) and catches from FAD tuna, which did not.
Skipjack tuna caught with FADS is not eligible for MSC certification due to the high bycatch of...
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