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18th Apr 13Managed by Chatham House
Financed by DEFRA
Assessemnt of On-Pack, Wild Capture Seafood Sustainability Certification Programmes and Seafood Ecolabels
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) comes out on top in a new report commissioned by WWF that reveals poor performance among other assessed seafood ecolabelling schemes and calls for improvements across the board to strengthen their effectiveness.
Accenture€s non-profit practice, Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) compared and ranked seven fishery certification schemes that use ecolabels on seafood products against a set of WWF criteria that focus on the schemes€ effectiveness in addressing the health of fisheries and oceans.
The report finds that except for the MSC, the other assessed schemes - Naturland, Friend of the Sea, Krav, AIDCP, Mel-Japan and Southern Rocklobster - do not evaluate fisheries across all criteria to the extent required to support sustainable fishing and healthy oceans.
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