Eco-labelling in Fisheries: What is it all about?

Eco-labelling in Fisheries: What is it all about?

Editor(s): Bruce Phillips, Trevor Ward, Chet Chaffee

Published Online: 20 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9780632064229

Online ISBN: 9780470995471

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995471

About this Book

If the marine fishing industry is to survive into the future, innovative approaches are necessary. Recognising that market incentives have the potential to improve fisheries management, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been established to harness these incentives. The work of the MSC translates through from sustainable fishery management certification, to labelling of fish and sea food products, allowing consumers to use their choice and buying power to select eco-labelled products from MSC certified fisheries.


This exciting new book covers all aspects of the new eco-labelling initiative developed under the sponsorship of the MSC. Contents include details of the MSC and its certification framework and implementation, dispute resolution, chain-of-custody assessment and community fisheries certification. Also included are important case studies of the MSC certified fisheries of Australia's western rock lobster, Alaska salmon, Thames herring and New Zealand hoki.


Eco-Labelling in Fisheries is an essential purchase for all those involved in marine fisheries management throughout the world. Professionals and students in fisheries science, marine biology, ecology, conservation and environmental biology will find this book to be extremely valuable. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have multiple copies of this book on their shelves.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–3)

      Bruce Phillips, Chet Chaffee, Trevor Ward and Mike Sutton

    3. Chapter 3

      The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) (pages 14–33)

      Brendan May, Duncan Leadbitter, Mike Sutton and Michael Weber

    4. Chapter 4

      Introduction to the MSC Certification (pages 34–62)

      Chet Chaffee, Louis Botsford, Trevor Ward and Bruce Phillips

    5. Chapter 8

      Case Study 1: The Western Rock Lobster (pages 94–119)

      Bruce Phillips, Trevor Ward, Chet Chaffee, Peter Rogers, Ross Gould, Brett McCallum, Katherine Short and David Sutton

    6. Chapter 11

      Case Study 4: The New Zealand Hoki (pages 145–161)

      Edwin Aalders, Jo Akroyd, Trevor Ward and Katherine Short

    7. Chapter 14

      Conclusions (pages 186–191)

      Trevor Ward, Bruce Phillips and Chet Chaffee

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