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Sustainable Seafood Sector and Covid
https://www.msc.org/about-the-msc/reports-and-brochures/annual-report-story-2021

Sustainable Seafood Sector and Covid, Sustainable Seafood Sector and Covid - Annual Report 2020-21 MSC Global Headquarters Marine House 1 Snow Hill London EC1A 2DH Europe Registered Charity number: 1066806 The Charity Commission - GOV.UK Registered Company number: 3322023 North America Non profit status: 501 (C) (3) Australia Non profit status: Registered with ACNC Despite the Covid pandemic, fishers, retailers...

MSC addresses ongoing impact of Covid-19 with temporary requirements for audits and conditions
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/news-opinion/news/2021/02/26/msc-addresses-ongoing-covid-19-impact-temporary-requirements-audits-conditions

MSC addresses ongoing impact of Covid-19 with temporary requirements for audits and conditions, As the world enters a second year of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, our fishery and supply, and other Covid-19 restrictions are disrupting the work of the seafood industry in many countries, is required because of Covid-19 restrictions or health concerns. On-site visits should resume where possible, , and this will not change during the pandemic. But we understand that Covid-19 restrictions mean, . Covid-19 has also made on-site audits of labour practices particularly challenging, as these usually...

MSC extends labour audit deadlines for supply chain - COVID-19
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/briefings-statements/msc-extends-labour-audit-deadlines-supply-chain-covid-19

MSC extends labour audit deadlines for supply chain - COVID-19, MSC extends labour audit deadlines for supply chain in response to COVID-19 The MSC recognises that the global COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the work of many of our partners around the word. This includes the suspension of monitoring and inspection activities, in line with statutory social distancing, deadlines for supply chain partners in response to COVID-19 restrictions...

COVID-19 - MSC sets out expectations on observer coverage during derogation period
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/briefings-statements/covid-19-msc-sets-out-expectations-on-observer-coverage-during-derogation-period

COVID-19 - MSC sets out expectations on observer coverage during derogation period, COVID-19: MSC sets out expectations on observer coverage The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to cause major disruption around the world, preventing many management agencies from carrying out their usual level of monitoring and enforcement of fisheries. This may include not being able to provide, COVID-19: MSC sets out expectations on observer coverage during derogation period...

COVID-19- MSC offers six-month pause on assessment and certification
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/briefings-statements/covid-19-six-month-pause-assessment-certification

COVID-19- MSC offers six-month pause on assessment and certification, COVID-19: Six-month pause on MSC assessment and certification Friday 27 March 2020 Fisheries are being offered a six-month extension on the usual timelines for MSC assessments and certifications. It is the first time in the MSC’s 22-year history such a step has been taken, reflecting the enormous, remotely. But if this is not possible due to the impacts of Covid-19, then a six-month extension can...

Ocean Heroes: Sustainable Seafood Industry Takes on the Covid-19 Pandemic
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/news-opinion/news/2020/04/20/ocean-heroes-sustainable-seafood-industry-takes-on-coronavirus-pandemic

Ocean Heroes: Sustainable Seafood Industry Takes on the Covid-19 Pandemic, sales came to a complete stop once the COVID-19 pandemic started, the US market turned off overnight, - a proactive effort to deal with the huge challenge brought by Covid-19. This is the first in a series...

MSC extends temporary requirements for audits and assessments
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/news-opinion/news/2022/03/22/msc-extends-temporary-requirements-for-audits-and-assessments

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the seafood industry, we are working hard to ensure MSC certified sustainable seafood remains available while also maintaining the integrity of our global certification programs. Restrictions caused by Covid-19 have made it difficult to carry out on-site assessments against the MSC Standards and may prevent or delay the routine monitoring, with the MSC Standards. Remote audits and assessments can only be applied if Covid-19 restrictions...

Ocean Recovery
https://www.msc.org/world-ocean-day/an-ocean-recovery

-prioritise what really matters as we emerge into a Covid-present world. For many, that includes, with the Covid crisis and also, importantly, recognise the interconnection and dependence between climate, to improve fisheries management. There’s also a danger that, as Covid-19 dominates the agenda...

Remote assessments and audits to continue for MSC partners affected by pandemic
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/press-releases/press-release/remote-assessments-and-audits-to-continue-for-msc-partners-affected-by-pandemic

The Marine Stewardship Council is continuing to permit remote assessments and audits where Covid-19 restrictions prevent on-site audits. This is due to the continuing impact of the pandemic on the sustainable seafood industry. The decision is based on the MSC’s close monitoring of the effect of previous derogations for fisheries and chain of custody holders and is effective from 28 September, of the usual site visits for another six months where national or local Covid-19 restrictions apply...

Canada's Sustainable Snow Crab Thrives
https://www.msc.org/species/crabs/sustainable-snow-crab-thriving-canada

increased dramatically when Covid restrictions opened up unexpected markets. With strict Government, the increase in demand, quotas were not increased. Covid changes the crab market “Simply put, companies looking back longingly at the prices during Covid lockdowns. Prices began to drop after, and restaurants, thanks to Covid, the demand, barring recent rocketing inflation, should remain, the Covid pandemic...

Meeting challenges together: a message from our CEO
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/news-opinion/news/2020/10/01/meeting-challenges-together-a-message-from-our-ceo

Writing in our 2020 Annual Report, Rupert Howes reflects on a difficult year and urges increased efforts towards sustainability in the coming decade. It has been an extraordinary year. Covid-19 has turned the world upside-down. The pandemic has wreaked terrible human suffering and loss, approach to combating Covid-19, so we need to apply the same commitment to the other big challenges facing, challenge of Covid-19, using all its dedication and ingenuity to continue to deliver sustainable...

Response to the coronavirus pandemic
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/briefings-statements/the-msc-and-its-response-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic

and other restrictions as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In response, our team, for both fishery and supply chain clients where Covid-19 restrictions or health concerns prevent, the Covid-19 pandemic. This change to our requirements will be in place until a revised version...

Ocean Heroes: A lifeline for injured penguins
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/news-opinion/news/2020/06/01/ocean-heroes-a-lifeline-for-injured-penguins

Kiwi seafood company donates a tonne of MSC certified fish for penguins at wildlife hospital after Covid-19 pandemic hits supplies. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on food supply has been well documented when it comes to humans, but it's also been affecting animals and wildlife. In New, challenges with coronavirus: “The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation – and something Sealord, . Despite the pandemic, Sealord has managed to continue operations during the Covid-19 lockdown by taking...

Statement on State of Alaska Commissioner’s letter 
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in his letter. During Covid there were exceptional measures (derogations) applied globally which, , with the possibility of audits being triggered at a future date. As the effects of the covid pandemic come...

MSC statement - WTO 2020 deadline on fishing subsidies
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/briefings-statements/msc-urges-world-trade-organization-meet-2020-deadline-harmful-fishing-subsidies

now. As the world emerges from the global Covid pandemic progress must be made to deliver the UN’s...

Sustainable Crab
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since the Covid pandemic. Read the story The women...

Understanding seafood consumers
https://www.msc.org/understanding-seafood-consumers

was Changing food choices: Consumers’ responses to Covid, the cost of living and climate. Globescan...

Six takeaways about the state of the world’s fisheries
https://www.msc.org/what-we-are-doing/science-and-research/six-takeaways-state-of-worlds-fisheries

and other high-seas fish stocks. 5. Longer term trends remained largely unaffected by the Covid pandemic While the Covid-19 pandemic did not appear to significantly impact global fisheries landings...

MSC Briefings and Statements
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partners in response to COVID-19 restrictions (6 May 2020) COVID-19: MSC sets out expectations, for partners over coronavirus pandemic (30 March 2020) COVID-19: Six-month pause on MSC assessment...

Sustainable seafood sales reached an all-time high as shoppers cooked at home in 2020-21
https://www.msc.org/media-centre/press-releases/press-release/sustainable-seafood-sales-reached-an-all-time-high-as-shoppers-cooked-at-home-in-2020-21

Despite disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, consumers bought record numbers of products with the blue MSC label in 2020-21.   The new figures released today, .   Types of seafood popular during Covid-19 lockdowns saw some of the biggest rises. Sales of frozen...