Chapter 13. Case Study 3: MSC Certification of the Alaska Pollock Fishery

  1. Dr Trevor Ward2 and
  2. Prof. Bruce Phillips3
  1. Jim Gilmore

Published Online: 20 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301380.ch13

Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice

Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice

How to Cite

Gilmore, J. (2008) Case Study 3: MSC Certification of the Alaska Pollock Fishery, in Seafood Ecolabelling: Principles and Practice (eds T. Ward and B. Phillips), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301380.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

  2. 3

    Department of Environmental Biology, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Author Information

  1. At-sea Processors Association, 1225 I Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 19 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162661

Online ISBN: 9781444301380

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Keywords:

  • At-sea Processors Association (APA);
  • Alaska pollock fishery;
  • certification body - performance indicators;
  • reform agenda;
  • private foundations and NGO attitudes;
  • new rules - retroactive application;
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS);
  • subjectivity in scoring;
  • Wildhavens report

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The At-sea Processors Association

  • The Alaska pollock fishery

  • The MSC assessment process – January 2001 to February 2005

  • Issues encountered by APA in the assessment process

  • Alaska pollock and the sustainable seafood marketplace

  • The MSC ‘reform agenda’

  • Conclusions

  • References