The MSC is committed to operating a robust, transparent certification and ecolabelling program that meets best practice guidelines for standard-setting organisations.
When additions or amendments to any of the MSC standards and requirements are proposed, consultation with stakeholders is required as set out in the MSC’s standard setting procedures.
Current consultation period
MSC has committed to undertake a review of our sustainable Fisheries Standard in 2013-2014. This Fisheries Standard Review will focus on the 31 environmental performance indicators within the MSC default assessment tree and other fishery client performance requirements. The review process will also review and reform the fishery assessment process by reducing the time, cost and complexity of certification.
A number of policy program improvements are open for stakeholder consultation from 22 April to 1 June 2013. To view these, visit the program improvements website.
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Find out about the progress and outcomes of previous consultations.