MEL Japan Committed to Stand Firm As 2020 Olympics Approach
At the year-end party last month at the Japan Fisheries Association, Mr. Naoya Kakizoe, the President of Marine Eco-Label Japan (MEL Japan), expressed his strong commitment to promoting MEL Japan and overcoming contrary allegations from some critics.
Japan’s academia and international environmental organizations have raised critical comments in the past. They comment that the Japan Fisheries Association, which initiated MEL Japan, and the authorization body, Japan Fisheries Resource Conservation Association, are both under the influence of the Japanese government. Such organizational arrangements undermines the third party evaluation...
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