This consultation is open

Opportunity to review final Fisheries Certification Process text August 2019

Start date: 23 August 2019
End date: 22 September 2019

Purpose of this consultation

This is the final opportunity to review the wording to be included in the updated Fisheries Certification Process (FCP) and accompanying documents due for release in March 2020.

The Fisheries Certification Process outlines the process Conformity Assessment Bodies (an independent organisation that determines whether a fishery complies with the MSC Fisheries Standard, also known as CABs) must follow when assessing a  fishery against the MSC's Fisheries Standard.

We are asking for specific feedback on:

  • the clarity of the changed requirements,
  • the applicability in practice of the changed requirements, 
  • the auditability of the changed requirements, and 
  • if our proposed changes will deliver our intended outcomes. 

These requirements have been developed following previous consultations and workshops with stakeholders and therefore this consultation will not seek input or feedback on policy direction or decisions that have already been subject to consultation and agreed by the MSC Technical Advisory Board (TAB) and Board of Trustees (BoT).

Instructions for providing feedback

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    Consultation documents

    The following supporting documents are available for this consultation.