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 were discussed at the Stakeholder Council (StC) and Technical Advisory Board (TAB) in December 2013, and presented to the Board for final sign off in January 2014.
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 can be found .
See upcoming planned activities for the Fisheries Standard Review below:
|22 - 23 January||MSC Board sign off Certification Requirements revision (CR version 1.4)
|31 January||Release MSC CR version 1.4 (Parts A and B)||Public|
|5 February||Public webinar on CR version 1.4||Remotely
To register, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|31 March||CR version 1.4 (Parts A and B) becomes effective||Public|
|26 June||Board sign off on CR version 2.0||TBC|
|1 August||Release MSC CR version 2.0 (Parts A and C)||Public|
|1 October||CR version 2.0 (Parts A and C) becomes effective||Public|