Marine Stewardship Council

On 14 March 2017 the GSSI Steering Board recognized the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for the scope of Fisheries Certification.

GSSI’s recognition shows that the MSC, with Fisheries Certification Requirements and Guidance Version 2.0, effective 1 October 2014, is in alignment with all 143 applicable Essential Components of the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool (version 1.0, 8 October 2015). The Tool is grounded in the FAO Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries and consists of performance areas related to scheme governance, operational management (including chain of custody) and applied wild-capture fisheries audit standards.

Have a look at our factsheet to learn more about the benchmark process.

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Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Scheme owner

Marine Stewardship Council

Date of recognition

14 March 2017

Scope of recognition

Fisheries Certification
(MSC Fisheries Certification Requirements and Guidance Version 2.0, effective 1 October 2014)

In alignment with Sections

A- Governance

B- Operational Management (including chain of custody)

D- Fisheries Certification Standard

Benchmark Report

GSSI Benchmark Report for the MSC

Download the PDF report

(Note: please open the report with your Acrobat Reader for better readability and to scroll within boxes)

Steering Board Liaison

Andrea Weber, Metro Group

Independent Experts

Josie Foster (Sections A,B)

Joe DeAlteris (Section D)

Benchmark Committee Members

 

Aimee Russillo

Nigel Peacock

Mark Boulter

Steve Minor

Public Consultation

10 November - 8 December 2016

Public comments and GSSI responses:

Global Aquaculture Alliance
New England Aquarium
Trevor Ward

 

 

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