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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 What we doOpen sub navigation Oceans at riskOpen sub navigation Overfishing, illegal and destructive fishing The impact on communities Climate change and fishing Bycatch Biodiversity and fishing UN Decade of Ocean Science Our approachOpen sub navigation What is sustainable fishing, MSC Global Headquarters Marine House 1 Snow Hill London EC1A 2DH Despite the Covid pandemic...

  • 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 measures. 6 May 2020 Where necessary we, 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 the expected number of independent observers, House 1 Snow Hill London EC1A 2DH Our cookie policy  COVID-19: MSC sets out expectations...

  • 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 challenges that the pandemic is posing to the global seafood, to the impacts of Covid-19, then a six-month extension can be requested. This latest move is in response...

  • 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 program supporting documents

    https://www.msc.org/for-business/certification-bodies/supporting-documents

    Download1 MB MSC Covid-19 derogation risk considerations, pdf Download1 MB MSC Covid 19 Guidance for CABs - Fisheries, Download25 MB MSC COVID 19 Additional Guidance for CoC CABs - remote auditing, xlsx Download1 MB MSC COVID 19 Guidance, pdf Download1 MB MSC COVID 19 Additional...

  • 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

    into a Covid-present world. For many, that includes the growing realisation that we must – no choices, and vigour that we have seen deployed to deal with the Covid crisis and also, importantly, recognise, that, as Covid-19 dominates the agenda and governments run up vast levels of debt, other challenges...

  • Canada's Sustainable Snow Crab Thrives

    https://www.msc.org/species/crabs/sustainable-snow-crab-thriving-canada

    more than doubled as demand for snow crab increased dramatically when Covid restrictions opened up, ) rose to more than $7 per pound. Despite the increase in demand, quotas were not increased. Covid, fishers and processing companies looking back longingly at the prices during Covid lockdowns. Prices, crab now sold in both shops and restaurants, thanks to Covid, the demand, barring recent rocketing, new markets since the Covid pandemic...

  • 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...

  • Understanding seafood consumers

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

    in sustainable diets and seafood consumption and drew on industry experts to discuss how the Covid crisis...

  • 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

    is at a crossroads. Urgent and ambitious action is required now. As the world emerges from the global Covid...

  • MSC reports and brochures

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    in the fishing and supply chain sectors in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, Resilience in the face of Covid Interactive story Read the story...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sustainable Fishing | MSC

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    is flourishing and finding new markets since the Covid pandemic. Read the story YouTube...

  • Response to the coronavirus pandemic

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

    bans, social distancing requirements and other restrictions as a result of the global Covid-19, to permit remote auditing and assessment for both fishery and supply chain clients where Covid-19, compliance with our requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic. This change to our requirements...

  • MSC Briefings and Statements

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    ) MSC extends labour audit deadlines for supply chain partners in response to COVID-19 restrictions (6 May 2020) COVID-19: MSC sets out expectations on observer coverage during derogation period (22, ) COVID-19: Six-month pause on MSC assessment and certification (27 March 2020) MSC Responds...

  • 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...

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