In 2013, the MSC committed to undertake a Fisheries Standard Review will focus on the 31 environmental performance indicators within the MSC default assessment tree and other fishery cperformance requirements. The review process will also review and reform the fishery assessment process by reducing the time, cost and complexity of certification.
To ensure the review process is inclusive and transparent, the MSC ran a series of consultations to gather the views of the industry, NGOs, governments and scientists globally. The feedback is currently being processed and will be incorporated into final proposals and presented to the Stakeholder Council and Technical Advisory Board in December 2013.
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Find out about the progress and outcomes of previous consultations.