Media Release and Updated Backgrounder on Alaskan Salmon Fisheries Sustainability and Eco-certification – A Backgrounder

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Four conservation groups from two countries have joined forces to launch an official objection to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) proposed re-certification of Alaskan salmon fisheries. Wild Fish Conservancy, from Washington State, along with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, based in British Columbia (BC), say that the MSC eco-label is turning a blind eye to serious overfishing in Southeast Alaska. See the media release Conservation Groups Object to Marine Stewardship Council’s “Green Light” to Alaskan Harvest of Endangered Salmon for more information.

Also see the backgrounder Alaskan Salmon Fisheries Sustainability and Eco-certification – A Backgrounder (updated October 2013) prepared by Watershed Watch Salmon Society, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Wild Fish Conservancy and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, that provides a summary of sustainability strengths and weaknesses in Alaskan salmon fisheries.

 

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