Republished from Undercurrent News, 4 May 2018

The Western Pacific Sustainable Tuna Alliance, Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin free school purse seine fishery has been ruled to have met the standards for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

Following a 30-day comment period on the public comment draft report, SCS Global Services has considered the assessment team’s report, the peer reviewers’ comments and all stakeholder comments.

Its determination is that the fishery should be certified in accordance with the MSC fisheries standard. There is now a 15 working day period during which a previously involved stakeholder may lodge a notice of objection to this determination.

The fishery client for the certification is Taiwan’s FCF Fishery Co.

Skipjack tuna in East Pacific. Photo: Undercurrent News