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Environmental impacts of the MSC program Scientific analysis confirms MSC certified seafood harvested from healthy stocks. A research paper, ‘Ecolabel conveys reliable information on fish stock health to seafood consumers’ was published 21 August 2012 in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. The first comprehensive analysis of fish stocks targeted by MSC certified fisheries has concluded that stocks are healthy and well-managed to ensure continuing sustainability. The results confirm that MSC certification accurately identifies sustainable fisheries, and that the MSC ecolabel - currently appearing on over 15,000 products worldwide - continues to provide shoppers with reliable information about the health of fish stocks. Detailed comparison of certified and non-certified stocks Key findings The study’s key findings include: View or download full size versions of the diagrams below (PDF, 475kb)

LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) Freakin Fucus Overfishing 101: How Ocean Fish Populations are Managed in the U.S. – National Geographic News Watch In the second post of a special series to mark the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, a law that is helping to rebuild America’s depleted ocean fish populations and ensure their long-term sustainability, Lee Crockett looks at some of the basics of why all Americans should care about how our fish are managed. By Lee Crockett Fish are an essential component of life in the world’s oceans, with the state of their populations serving as a bellwether of the health of ocean life overall. Pollution, habitat destruction and overfishing (removing fish from the ocean faster than they can reproduce) have impoverished our oceans. All too often the discussion around the issue of overfishing has been limited to a small group of stakeholders such as fishermen, conservationists and scientists. Understanding Overfishing Overfishing is a problem that affects the entire marine environment, extending far beyond just the species being caught. Footnotes:

Reinstating Local Food, Local Rules NOTE: This is a guest post from Siena Chrisman, Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at WhyHunger, with excerpts from Andrianna Natsoulas’ Food Voices. In the spring of 2010, WhyHunger began a partnership with Andrianna Natsoulas, longtime food sovereignty activist and author of the forthcoming book Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement. Food Voices captures the testimonies and images of farmers and fisherfolks across five countries who are fighting for a just, sustainable and sovereign food system; a food system that values quality over quantity, communities over individuals, and the environment over the corporate bottom-line. Andrianna talked to Maine farmer, and WhyHunger partner, Bob St. Peter in 2011. After traveling and living in various places in the U.S. and around the world, Bob began to reject what he viewed as a privileged culture.

Our theory of change MSC's theory of change describes how our ecolabelling and certification program contributes to achieving our vision of the world’s oceans teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations. Download the full MSC theory of change (PDF, 105kb) Contents of the MSC theory of change Introduction The MSC operates a certification and ecolabel program based on a scientifically robust standard for assessing whether wild-capture fisheries are ecologically sustainable and well-managed. Creating Market Incentives to Improve the World's Fisheries The market incentives created by the existence and operation of the MSC program, and its uptake by major global buyers of seafood, are at the core of how the MSC promotes positive change in the world’s fisheries. Defining and Assessing Sustainability – The MSC Standard and Scoring System Assessing a fishery’s sustainability is complex. Assuring Credibility through Independent Assessment and Robust Process More information

INCR (Investor Network on Climate Risk (Ceres)) The Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) is a network of more than 119 institutional investors representing more than $14 trillion in assets committed to addressing climate change and other key sustainability risks, while building low-carbon investment opportunities. INCR includes the largest institutional investors in North America as well as leading religious and labor funds, asset managers and socially responsible investment funds. In 2013, INCR turned 10 years old, celebrating a decade of investor action on climate risk. Watch the video below to hear from founding members, Ceres staff and other financial leaders about the impact that investors had on corporate responses to climate change, policy advances addressing climate risk and the global movement to mobilize investors to reduce climate change risks from their portfolios. Learn about INCR's major achievements over the first 10 years. INCR members are: Corporate Engagement Read more about corporate engagement...

FishOnline Sea Shepherd La Via Campesina : International Peasant Movement Shopping: Sustainable seafood product finder Find MSC labelled seafood available in your country and support fisheries that are helping to protect the world's oceans. Select a country to get started Salmon Tuna Cod Shrimp/Prawn Crab Mussel * This data includes the number of MSC-labelled products that are on sale in-store to shoppers worldwide. WMO (World Meteorological Organization)

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