Craig Orr quoted in NPR article: Conditions Allow For More Sustainable-Labeled Seafood
The NPR article Conditions Allow For More Sustainable-Labeled Seafood discusses the meaning of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) “sustainable” label. The article reports that the numerous conditions that are placed on a certified fishery mean that although the fishery may one day be sustainable, the current operations of the fishery may not be.
A case study of Fraser River sockeye is offerred in the article. Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, states, “Here we are, seeing this precipitous decline in
Fraser sockeye, and then this crash, absolute crash, and then you have [the MSC] coming in on behalf of the commercial fishing industry saying that the Fraser River sockeye industry is certifiably sustainable. You know, it just didn’t seem to make sense.”
For more information on MSC certifications and ecocertifications, see Watershed Watch’s Ecocertifications page.