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Eco-Labelling in Fisheries
What is it All About?
by Bruce Phillips

Eco-Labelling in Fisheries covers all aspects of the new Eco-labelling initiative developed under the sponsorship of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Eco-Labelling in Fisheries is:

  • written by authors with key involvement in Eco-labelling registration
  • an exciting new development for international fisheries management
  • core information for all fisheries professionals
  • of wide interest to conservationists, ecologists and environmental scientists


Seafood Evaluation, Certification and Consumer Information

  • Certification for Seafood
  • Environmental Information for Seafood
  • Other Certification Programmes
  • Sustainable Seafood Programmes—An Overview

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

  • The Problem
  • The Theory of Eco-Labeling
  • Brief History of the MSC
  • The MSC Standard
  • The Expectations
  • The Result—A Broad-Based Standard
  • Overview of How the Process Works
  • Fishery Assessment Systems
  • The MSC Fishery Assessment System
  • Experience to Date
  • Current Directions
  • Some Issues of Concern for the MSC Board, Staff and Committees
  • Promoting the Brand
  • Overcoming the Challenges
  • Paying for the Change

Introduction to the MSC Certification

  • Fishery Certification
  • Chain-of-Custody Certification
  • The Guiding Principles and Criteria
  • Approach to Assessment
  • Potential Problems, Future Directions
  • The Guiding Principles and Criteria
  • Approach to Assessment
  • Resolving Issues
  • Fishery Impacts
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Monitoring Systems
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Specific Criteria
  • The Situation at 2002

Implementing the MSC Programme Process

  • MSC Pre-Assessment
  • MSC Full Assessment and Certification

Dispute Resolution and the MSC

  • Historical Background
  • The Dispute Procedure
  • The New Zealand Hoki Dispute

MSC Chain-of-Custody-Certification

  • Who is the Typical MSC Chain-of-Custody Certification Client?
  • Where does Chain-of-Custody Certification Take Place?
  • The MSC Chain-of-Custody Certification Process
  • The MSC Chain-of-Custody Standard-Requirements
  • How Long Does Chain-of-Custody Certification Last?
  • How Much Does Chain-of-Custody Cost?

The Western Rock Lobster

  • The Fishery and Its Assessment
  • What Certification has Meant to the Department of Fisheries and the Industry
  • The WWF Perspective
  • An Unsatisfactory Encounter with the MSC—A Conservation Perspective

The Alaska Salmon

  • Historic Production of the Salmon Fishery
  • Alaska Salmon Management
  • The MSC Assessment
  • Environmental Issues
  • Stakeholder Concerns
  • Outcomes from the Assessment Process

The Thames Herring Drift-Net Fishery

  • Stock
  • Fishing Activity
  • Post-Harvest Handling and Distribution
  • Fishery Management
  • Stock Assessment
  • Stakeholder Co-Operation
  • Monitoring, Control, Surveillance and Enforcement
  • Environmental Issues
  • The MSC Assessment

The New Zealand Hoki

  • The New Zealand Fisher-Management System
  • MSC Principles and Current Fishery-Management Practice
  • Challenges and Experiences
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental NGO and New Zealand Fishing Politics
  • WWF's Role and the MSC
  • Public Perception

Community-Based Certification: A Route to Sustainable Fisheries

  • WWF's Approach to Certification of Community Fisheries
  • WWF's Proposed Methodology for Community-Based Certification
  • Who is Involved in Community-Based Fisheries
  • Motivation for Certification in Community-Based Fisheries
  • Benefits Associated with Certification in Community-Based Fisheries
  • Obstacles to Certification in Community-Based Fisheries
  • Community-Based Certification in Practice: A Profile of the Seri People's Jaiba Fishery, Mexico
  • The Next Steps for Community-Based Certification

Is Eco-Labelling Working?

  • Implementation
  • Where Are We Now?
  • The Next Steps
  • Arresting the Decline
  • Improving Marine Ecosystems
  • The Incentives
  • The Outcomes
  • The Issues


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Eco-Labelling in Fisheries
What is it All About?
by Bruce Phillips

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