Latest New report highlights the risk of the Landing Obligation (discard ban) to MSC certified fisheries.
Evidence to date suggests the Landing Obligation is not being implemented. The report explains how non-compliance with the Landing Obligation would introduce illegality into the supply chain, the potential loss of MSC certification and with it access to key markets. In addition this is likely to lead to declines in the quality of catch data.
The report's conclusions will be of concern to some fishing fleets and retailers. It states how European demersal trawl fisheries face a high risk of losing certification unless the LO is effectively implemented, (including appropriate levels of monitoring).