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International Trade, Eco-labelling, and Sustainable Fisheries - Recent Issues, Concepts and Practices

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Potts, T and Haward, MG, International Trade, Eco-labelling, and Sustainable Fisheries - Recent Issues, Concepts and Practices, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 9, (1) pp. 91-106. ISSN 1387-585X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10668-005-9006-3

Abstract

Certification of where, when and how fish are caught is emerging as an important fisheries management tool. The history of eco-labelling in the fisheries sector is relatively short and actual experiences of eco-labelling are limited, although an emerging trend is shaping in European and US markets. Eco-labelling in fisheries gained increased impetus with the development of the non-government Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in 1996. This paper reviews the emerging importance of certification and eco-labelling in the fisheries sector, the development and operation of the MSC, identifying particularly the role of 'third party certification' as promoted by the MSC, and notes the opportunities and challenges for the MSC and eco-labelling in general. © 2006 Springer.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Policy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Trade and Environment
Author:Haward, MG (Professor Marcus Haward)
ID Code:51263
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-10-03
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