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Data-limited fisheries

For a fishery to be certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard, it must prove that it is operating sustainably. Many developing world fisheries do not have comprehensive quantitative data to determine the status of species, habitats and ecosystems that are being impacted by the fishery.

Tools have been developed for data-limited fisheries to allow them to use alternative sources of information to demonstrate that they meet the standard.

MSC Risk-Based Framework

The Risk-Based Framework (RBF) has been developed to be used in assessments of data-limited fisheries.

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The RBF provides a structured framework to assess the risk that a fishery is operating unsustainably. 

Find out more about the Risk- based Framework >

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