Date set in Russian pollock MSC battle

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 28, 2013

The adjudicator in the Marine Stewardship Council certification of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk Pollock fishery has set the date of 31 May for final arguments in the At-sea Processors Association (APA) objection to the fishery's certification.

Independent adjudicator Michael Lodge has instructed APA and the Russian Pollock Association — the fishery client — to bring no more than four representatives each to the private hearing in London.

APA will have 90 minutes to present their grounds for objection, after which the CAB (conformity assessment body) will then have the same amount of time to comment of the grounds for objection and the response by the Russian Pollock Association. The fishery client will have 90 minutes to respond.

Final presentations of arguments will be submitted by 23 May, Lodge said in a letter to the groups.

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