Parliamentary committee urges MSC to review its standards on sustainable fishing
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 02:20 (GMT + 9)
A UK parliamentary committee has called on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to address concerns about the organisation's standard for sustainable fishing in the world's oceans.
The House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) issued recommendations following its Sustainable Seas inquiry, whose findings were published last November.
The inquiry focused on how marine life can be protected from climate change, over fishing and pollution, and how the UK government can "create a sustainable blue economy".
Among other recommendations, the committee urged the government to take urgent action to help create a legally binding ‘Paris Agreement for the Sea’, in order to protect the world’s oceans. It also suggested bringing forward the 2042 target date for achieving avoidable plastic waste.
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