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New Fisheries Standard Postponed Until October 2014

03 July 2014

GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is now in the final two-month stage of a two-year review of its Fisheries Standard.

MSC, the world’s leading certification programme for well-managed and sustainable fisheries, says the process has included transparent public consultation with a broad sweep of interested parties, from fishery managers and marine biologists to environmental organisations, governments and commercial partners.

The results of the review will help shape the new MSC Fisheries Standard and Certification Requirements, which will be launched in October 2014.

The launch was rescheduled from August to October during a recent Board of Trustees meeting, where it was decided that some final work was required to ensure that the standard and requirements were clear.

The process has helped the MSC ensure its Fisheries Standard reflects the latest fishery science and management, and that it draws from the expert knowledge of the MSC's diverse range of global stakeholders.

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