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This page describes the state of the program improvement in the past.
The improvement left this stage on 26 August 2016; view the current state.

Improvement overview

The explosion of technology and data has fuelled increased expectations for transparency and traceability. Industry and governments around the world are requiring greater visibility and accuracy on data reporting, as part of the efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as seafood substitution.

Current status

To ensure the MSC Chain of Custody (CoC) program remains effective, efficiency and keep pace with global seafood trends, we are seeking solutions to improve supply chain data collection and reporting on product origin.

Planned work

In June 2016, the MSC Executive presented their initial proposal for improvements to the MSC Technical Advisory Board (TAB). With the TAB's recommendations and support, this program improvement item has now been prioritised as part of the wider MSC CoC Program Review 2017 scheduled for completion in early 2018.

Between 2016 and 2017, the MSC seeks to maximise the opportunities for collaboration and to involve as many stakeholders as possible. Stakeholders will be invited to provide feedback through online and in-person consultation opportunities.

Stakeholders can register an interest in the consultation by emailing: