Organizations Object to Certification of ‘Most Important Fish in the Sea’

The MSC is the same outfit that certified some wild Olympic Peninsula steelhead as sustainable.

East Coast conservation groups and recreational fishing organizations recently objected to a recommendation by the consulting firm SAI Global to certify the industrial fishery for Atlantic menhaden as sustainable.

The recommendation came as part of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification scheme which considers whether or not Omega Protein Inc. — a purse seining operation that “reduces” billions of fish meal and oil for use in pet food and aquaculture feed — fishes sustainably.


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