MSC has committed to undertake a review of the Fisheries Standard (FSR) in 2013. The review ensures the MSC program remains fit for purpose as the world's leading certification program.
In the past months, the MSC has completed a series of online and in-person public consultation. The topics that were available for consultation are shown in the table below:
The FSR will consolidate the MSC’s existing policy development process on issues pertaining to the Default Assessment Tree and other fishery client ‘performance’ requirements.
If you would like more information about the FSR, please contact Dan Hoggarth (Fisheries Oversight Director) at Dan.Hoggarth@msc.org.
In addition, the MSC will undertake a Speed and Cost Review (SCR) in parallel to the FSR, to review and reform the assessment process. The aim is to reduce the time, cost and complexity of certification.
The MSC Fisheries Standard Review went into a late stage public consultation from September to October 2013. The feedback gathered from both early and late stage consultations, outcomes from the stakeholder workshops and results from impact assessment work will now be incorporated into final proposals and presented to the Stakeholder Council (StC) and Technical Advisory Board (TAB) in December 2013.
MSC would like to thank everyone for their contribution and continued involvement with the policy development process. A summary of the comments received and how they have been addressed will be posted on this site in early December.
To view the comments received at the early stage consultation, click here.
See upcoming planned activities for the Fisheries Standard Review below:
|9-13 December||Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and Stakeholder Council (StC) meeting||Lisbon, Portugal
|21 - 23 January||MSC Board meeting||TBC|
|31 January||Release version 1.4 of the MSC Certification Requirements (Part A and B)||Public|