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FIS: #MSC bashes #ASMI 's sustainability certification scheme

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MSC bashes ASMI's sustainability certification scheme
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 03:50 (GMT + 9)

The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF) recently announced that seven of 43 members of the client group are withdrawing support for independent assessment for a third consecutive Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainability. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has since then released statements about its own local scheme compared to the MSC’s global standard for the certification of sustainable and well-managed fisheries.

Alaska’s industry worked with the MSC programme for more than a decade. 

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