Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Bahamas' spiny lobster fishery achieves region's first MSC certification

By Jewel Fraser

The Bahamas spiny lobster on 7 August became the first Caribbean fishery to receive Marine Council Stewardship certification, placing it among an elite group of just 8 percent of developing countries' fisheries to be certified.

The MSC label is given to wild-caught seafood that has been certified as sustainable according to the MSC's scientific standards. The fishery’s certification was awarded by the accredited third-party assessment body Control Union Pesca Ltd., following a detailed 19-month assessment.  Read more >>