Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
The prevalence of fishery certification schemes and associated ecolabels has grown over the last ten years with numerous ecolabels now in the marketplace e.g. Friends of the Sea, Naturland, SAI Global Trust (Parkes et al. 2010, Washington and Ababouch 2011, Ward and Phillips 2013). However, one of the most prominent and well regarded, particularly by eNGOs, is the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) (Gutiérrez et al. 2012, Ponte 2012, Bush et al. 2013, Ward and Phillips 2013) which accounts for greater than 10 % of annual global harvest of wild capture fisheries (MSC 2014b).
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Fisheries, Certification, Evaluation, Ecologically sustainable development, Resource management, Fishery management, Methodology
Fletcher, W, Gaughan, D J, and Bellchambers, L. (2016), Improving efficiency in generating submissions and consistency of outcomes for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) based assessments. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth. Report 274.