Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has opened up public consultations on a number of elements of its certification program and standards. From 25 June to 10 August 2012, the organisation is seeking stakeholder feedback on many important initiatives, and the potential implications of the policy options being developed by MSC. The topics under consideration include chain of custody accessibility, chain of custody scope, traceability and assurance in the supply chain and risk-based framework for low trophic level fisheries.
Full details on each of the topics and how to participate in the consultation are available at the new MSC program improvements website. This policy platform, launched earlier this year, allows stakeholders to customise their interactions with MSC's policy developments by receiving special updates about specific items as they move through the process and become available for consultation. Visit this policy microsite here.
The consultation documents are in English only, however if you would like the opportunity to discuss these topics and provide input in your own language, please don’t hesitate to contact your regional MSC representatives. Details on regional contact points can be found at the MSC website: http://www.msc.org/about-us/offices-staff