MSC moves Asia-Pacific headquarters


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 2, 2009

The Marine Stewardship Council today announced it is moving its Asia Pacific regional headquarters from Sydney to Tokyo.
Retailers in Japan now carry close to 150 MSC-certified seafood products. Due to the demand and interest in sustainable seafood in Japan and northern Asia, a Tokyo-based regional headquarters will more effectively and efficiently serve the MSC's planned commercial fisheries and outreach activities in the region, according to the MSC.
The Sydney office, which opened in 2003, will remain open.
The organization also announced that Asia Pacific Regional Director Duncan Leadbitter will step down, effective 12 March. Bill Holden, MSC's recently recruited Pacific Fisheries Outreach manager, will be located in the Australian office.

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