APA: IMM fails again


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 30, 2013

The At-sea Processors Association (APA) on Wednesday commented on Marine Stewardship Council conformance assessment body Intertek Moody Marine’s (IMM) 18 July response to the independent adjudicator’s assessment which said the Russian Sea of Okhotsk pollock fishery needed more work to reach the MSC standard for sustainable fisheries.

APA said that IMM “fails once again to justify the scores for the Performance Indicators (PIs) at issue” in the objection.

“We ask the IA to reaffirm his original findings and determination of 19 June 2013 on all grounds,” said APA. “We ask that IA Lodge uphold APA’s objection that uncertainties relating to the harvest control rule are not properly taken into account…and that the CAB’s scoring decisions on the six P2 performance indicators at issue are not supported by the evidence on the record and are therefore unreasonable.”

Click here to read APA’s full statement.

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