Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What does Marine Stewardship Council labelling protect?

A recent study, discussed in the 11 November issue of Science, shows that while an MSC label (the Marine Stewardship Council is the largest eco-label for seafood) can protect fisheries, fisheries, even with an MSC label do not necessarily have beneficial consequences on the ecosystem that extend beyond the fishery itself.  In part, the failure to find larger effects reflects the difficulty of studying these indirect links.  However, it is important that by taking a lot of energy from the sea to eat, we're going to effect things that naturally rely on that energy.

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