Current stage:

Issue Prioritisation Development Selection Implementation

Improvement overview

In December 2011, the MSC Board of Trustees resolved that shark finning (the removal of a shark’s fins and disposal of the remaining carcass at sea) is prohibited within MSC certified fisheries.

Current status

The MSC is proposing two options for public consultation:

  • Option 1: Status quo - review shark finning requirements as part of the Fisheries Standard Review (FSR) (target release date: August 2021 with a 3 year implementation time frame). Existing requirements would remain in place during the review.
  • Option 2: Option 1, combined with the introduction of a new scope requirement as part of the Fisheries Certification Process (FCP) (target release date: February 2020 with a 6 month implementation time frame).

Available documents

No documents are currently available.