Canadian snow crab up for MSC?

One of the world’s largest snow crab fisheries is entering full assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

The Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab fishery announced today, on the eve of the International Boston Seafood Show, that it has started the process that will soon place it under full assessment with the world’s leading independent environmental certification and eco-labeling program.

Derek Butler, executive director for the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) in Newfoundland & Labrador, said, “Entering full assessment for snow crab — and succeeding — will represent a great achievement for this fishery. The MSC process helps advance the sustainability of fisheries through marketplace forces. It is the democracy of the marketplace.”

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