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Ishihara Marine goes for full MSC assessment

Japan’s pole-and-line tuna fishery enters MSC assessment
Ishihara Marine Products Co. Ltd. has entered its pole-and-line skipjack and albacore tuna fisheries for assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard. The Ishihara company caught 1,780 metric tonnes of skipjack and albacore tuna in 2016.

This assessment will be carried out by independent assessment body, ME Certification Ltd, a Control Union company. The fishery is assessed against the three core principles of the MSC Standard: stock health, impact on the marine environment and management of the fishery.

Control Union launches CONNECTED: trace your apparel now

CONNECTED is designed to help the apparel industry meet its commitments to supply chain transparency and responsible sourcing and has been designed in collaboration with H&M - a founding member of the platform. A unique supply chain traceability and data service, CONNECTED will help supply chains in the apparel industry that are complex, distributed over several tiers and several countries. Retailers and brand owners need visibility beyond just first or second tier suppliers to ensure they are not exposed to the well-known risks in the rest of the chain.

North Sea cod certified as sustainable

As has been widely reported on the BBC and elsewhere today, the Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) North Sea cod fishery has been assessed and certified against the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainable fishing and has been found to meet the criteria for a well-managed and sustainable fishery. As the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) and certifier of this fishery, ME Certification Limited would like to congratulate SFSAG and acknowledge the considerable effort by industry, processors and NGOs to bring the cod stock back to sustainable levels.