Maybe the English football/soccer team should talk to the Marine Stewardship Council to have it assist in the next World Cup?
The MSC record is perfect, impeccable…
89 Wins – 0 Losses – no draws.
Monday’s MSC “independent” adjudication (by an adjudicator on salary to the MSC) dismissed objections from three B.C. organizations to the MSC’s “independent” review of the Fraser sockeye fishery (the same fishery that hasn’t actually happened in three years because of “low abundance” — Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ new favorite oxymoron).
The Marine Stewardship Council is now approaching “eco-certification” on 10% of the world’s fisheries. There are now 89 fisheries “eco-certified” including one of the biggest fisheries on Earth – Bering Sea Pollock fisheries.
Which, coincidentally, catches more salmon as bycatch (i.e. tossed overboard dead) then some of the salmon-focussed commercial fisheries of western Alaska – which also “coincidentally” crashed this past year on the Yukon River — see post from earlier this year: solving the mystery of ocean conditions and disappearing salmon. Both “ecocertified” by the MSC.
How is it Marine Stewardship Council that you can certify one fishery that leads to the collapse of another one of your “ecocertified” fisheries?
In all 89 fisheries “ecocertifed”… number of certifications denied? Zero.
Number of certifications denied after independent adjudication of objections?
Number of certifications taken away because fishery deemed no longer sustainable?
Even the New Zealand hoki fishery, one of the first MSC ecocertified fisheries — collapsed a few years after certification. Was the little blue label taken off?
This “eco-certification” scheme is a joke.
The organization was originally formed through a partnership of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the mega transnational corporation Unilever (once one of the biggest sellers of packaged fish in the world). The MSC now has independence from its corporate-colonial roots and runs around asking national governments for money to fund its operations.
I’m not sure if they know how to spell “greenwash” in the London MSC offices – but it’s with a capital “G”. And fraud is with an “f”.
And thanks to the active participation of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in the MSC process…