Marine Stewardship Council developing sustainability standard for algae

April 17, 2014 |

In the UK, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to include various groups of wild multicellular algae, commonly referred to as seaweed. With global seaweed fishery production increasing, and demand for MSC certification of seaweed harvesting increasing, the MSC has recognized the importance of having a standard that rewards those that are harvesting seaweed sustainably and also provides a benchmark for improvement.

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