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Northeastern tropical Pacific tuna fishery’s standard confirmed August 08,2017   |  Source: FIS

The decision of an independent adjudicator confirms that the tuna fishery operated by the Pacific Alliance of Sustainable Tuna (PAST) meets the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard.

The fishery includes 36 purse seine vessels fishing for yellowfin (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack (Katsuwonus pelami) tuna with purse seines in the northwest tropical Pacific.

As a next step, the certifier will need to review the independent adjudicator’s decision and update its final report to include the revised scoring requested by the independent adjudicator.

This content must be approved by the independent adjudicator before the certifier can move forward to issue the public certification report for the fishery, at which point the fishery would be certified.

Since entering the assessment process in 2014, the fishery has undergone detailed review and assessment by an independent team of experts headed up by MSC-accredited certifier, SCS Global Services.

As part of this process the MSC requires certifiers to seek and consider formal input from all interested stakeholders. In this case, it conducted numerous rounds of stakeholder input, and reviewed and responded to nearly 300 pages of stakeholder comments.

The findings were also peer reviewed by two independent

 

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