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MSC Pilots Developing Country Certification Plan

Posted 4 December 2007 by Jacob Malthouse to Ecolabel News.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is piloting a verification methodology designed to allow data poor developing countries to meet their standards.

Ecolabels have recently been accused of being de-facto trade barriers by developing countries. MSC is the only label we have seen currently taking proactive steps to resolve their concerns by making it easier for those countries to access eco-markets. Hopefully more ecolabels will follow their lead.

Developing world fisheries spell growth for MSC eco-label drive –