Review of the management of 26 different small-scale inshore fisheries, using the MSC assessment methodology as an audit tool, to identify strengths and weaknesses, draw up a suitable R&D programme and demonstrate how to bring overall and specific fisheries management within the scope of MSC certification. This pilot was subsequently used as the model for the roll-out of management improvement programmes in each of the ten new Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities (IFCAs), estab
Standards, Traceability and 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
As part of work to broaden application of the Marine Stewardship Council standard - notably to small-scale and data-poor fisheries - input to the pre-assessment of the Gambia canoe gill-net fishery for tropical sole.
Responding to a controversial and damaging incident of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone inshore waters, an investor group with interests in the managing company sought independent assessment of the incident and advice on how to ensure no repetition of such fishing behaviour, and how to strengthen corporate operating standards and compliance.
As part of the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) work to strengthen its assessment methodology, participation in an exercise to interpret how changes and improvements in the assessment methodology and scoring instructions for Principle 3 might have resulted in different scoring outcomes for sample fisheries that had already achieved certification as well managed.
The objective was to examine appropriate mechanisms for encouraging more environmental and socially responsible shrimp production. The work was approached through a number of individual work packages: 1 A review of social and environmental issues and relevant national and international initiatives to promote and support responsible shrimp farming. 2 Capitalising on the CSR Agenda. 3 International Trade Agreement Assessment. 4 Structure and organisation of production and marketing in Bangladesh. 4a Socially and environmentally responsible shrimp farming in Bangladesh.
The Seafeeds workshop brought together a wide range of expert opinion from all spectrums of the aquaculture debate to advance the understanding of the needs and opportunities for sustainable aquaculture feeds. Representatives from the aquaculture, fisheries and feed industries, food certification, and environmental and research organisations contributed to facilitated discussion, at times splitting off into small single topic working groups. Delegates were charged with specific tasks and areas to debate enabling lively and productive discussion.
Review of how changes in Principle 3 assessment methodology might impact on the scoring and scoring justification of an example fishery previously MSC certified - part of the MSC's rolling programme of improvement to the MSC standard and assessment methodology
Advice and assistance to the Guyana seabob industry and fishery managers in strengthening sector management preparatory to entering into MSC assessment for this tropical trawl fishery