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This page describes the state of the program improvement in the past.
The improvement left this stage on 01 October 2014; view the current state.

Improvement overview

The development of a modified default assessment tree specific to salmon fisheries and corresponding guidance documentation has been a work in progress since 2008. In 2012, through an experts meeting in Seattle and an extended public consultation period, the MSC Executive made significant progress toward finalizing modifications to the assessment tree.

Current status

Following a series of drafting and research projects and expert consultations, this program improvement has now reached the stage of  final amendments. An impact assessment is currently underway.

Planned work

The public consultation for this improvement item has now closed. MSC would like to thank everyone for their contribution and continued involvement with the policy development process.

Further work will build on feedback and recommendations received. The Modified Assessment Tree for Salmon (currently based on modifications to the Default Assessment Tree) will have to be brought in line with any changes that result to the Default Standard during the 2013 Fishery Standard Review (FSR).

These changes will be confirmed in December and a final version of the proposed Modified Assessment Tree for Salmon and Associated Guidance will be made available to stakeholders in 2014.

If you would like further information please contact Megan Atcheson, Fisheries Assessment Manager: megan.atcheson@msc.org