Moving Suriname seabob towards MSC certification

Working alongside private sector partners in Suriname and Belgium, and with the government of Suriname, provision of advice and mentoring over a five year period in developing and implementing a practical programme of improvements in fishery management, fishing practice, data collection, scientific research and new decision-making structures and protocols, leading to successful MSC certification of this semi-industrial scale developing country fishery.  The speed and extent of the changes that this partnership was able to encourage, and the ability to robustly defend the integrity of the evidence base and scientific record associated with management of this fishery is both a testimony to the commitment of this private public partnership and an exemplar of the extraordinary change that this market-based sustainability standard can encourage.       

Date: 
2009
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Client: 
Morubel bv