Read background briefings and statements from the Marine Stewardship Council.
Independent adjudicator issues final decision on Australian orange roughy assessment - 8 April 2021
MSC addresses ongoing impact of COVID-19 with temporary requirements for audits and conditions - 26 February 2021
Decision on objections to Australian orange roughy fishery in assessment - 7 January 2021
Remote assessments and audits to continue for MSC partners affected by pandemic - 2 September 2020
Fisheries observers deaths at sea, human rights, and responsibilities of fisheries organisations - 23 July 2020
MSC statement on the death of observer Eritara Aati Kaierua in the Pacific - May 2020
MSC extends labour audit deadlines for supply chain in response to COVID-19 - 6 May 2020
COVID-19: MSC sets out expectations on observer coverage - 22 April 2020
COVID-19: MSC offers six-month pause on assessment and certification - 27 March 2020
The MSC responds to COVID-19 and allows remote audits - 20 March 2020
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The impact on communities
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Overfishing, illegal and destructive fishing
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