WWF aims to get 75% of tuna fisheries to MSC standard

WWF aims to work with industry to get 75% of world tuna fisheries to a level where they canbe MSC certified by 2020.

Speaking at the 3rd European Tuna Conference, WWF’s Daniel Suddaby said this is “quite a goal.”

The aim is part of WWF’s Smart Fishing initiative, a program Suddaby — formerly of the MSC — joined three months ago. 

WWF intends to work with the tuna regional fishery management authorities (RFMOs), increase focus on finding solutions to by-catch with investments and training.

MSC certification is the only fishery certification standard that uses a third party process and allows for stakeholder input, so this is why WWF has chosen this as the standard, said Suddaby.

Source: VASEP

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