Reviewing MSC standards and certification requirements
The revision of MSC standards follows the , which complies with the ISEAL Standard Setting Code. It emphasises multi-stakeholder engagement to ensure rigour and transparency.
2016-17 policy development and public consultations
Throughout 2016 and 2017, the MSC is inviting public feedback on several fisheries assessment process improvements, as well as on the development of a joint global Seaweed Standard, a collaboration with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).
The first round of public consultation is open from 1 March to 30 April 2016. Please share your expertise on the following topics:
You can comment on, or make a complaint about, the MSC Standards and requirements at any time. Please complete and submit your feedback using the MSC Standards comments form.
In 2014, we carried out a thorough, stakeholder-led review of our Chain of Custody Standard and Certification Requirements. The review invited global supply chain stakeholders to provide feedback on the Chain of Custody Program to create a clearer, more accessible and efficient program.
MSC released an updated Fisheries Certification Requirements version 2.0 (FCRv2.0) following the review of the MSC Fisheries Standard in 2013-2014. The review was focused on the fishery client performance requirements. A speed and cost review was also undertaken to reduce the time, cost and complexity of fishery assessments.
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