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This page describes the state of the program improvement in the past.
The improvement left this stage on 06 August 2010; view the current state.

Improvement overview

The scope criteria implemented in 2008 for enhanced fishery assessments identify what fisheries may be considered as within the scope of the MSC program. For some types of enhanced fisheries specific and additional guidance is required to enable the proper assessment of their particular characteristics against the MSC standard.

For Salmon special characteristics needing particular consideration are multi-stock structure, and effects of stocking of hatchery-reared fish.

The aim of this policy item is to standardized Certification Requirements for enhanced bivalve fisheries, consistent with international best practice, in order to contribute toward achieving consistent, credible, and robust assessments of these fisheries against the MSC standard.

Current status

This issue was included in the Policy Pipeline. After an item is logged, it is reviewed and prioritized following theĀ MSC Policy process.

This issue will be considered for prioritization by the Technical Sub-Committee of the MSC's Senior Management Team. If prioritized, a project plan will be developed and will include opportunities for stakeholder consultation in the further development of options to address it.

Planned work

This policy item will propose additional guidance and modifications to the Default Tree for assessing enhanced salmon fisheries eligible for MSC certification, consistent with international best practice, in order to contribute toward achieving consistent, credible, and robust assessments of these fisheries against the MSC standard.