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Parliamentary committee urges MSC to review its standards on sustainable fishing

UNITED KINGDOM
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. Paris Climate Agreement: The text,... FULL STORY

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Parliamentary committee urges MSC to review its standards on sustainable fishing
United Kingdom A UK parliamentary committee has called on the Marine Stewardship Council to address concerns about the organisation's standard for sustainable fishing in the world's oceans.
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Australia Seafood Industry Australia has announced a national crisis meeting in Western Australia in February, to discuss the ongoing threats to resource access and property rights occurring across the nation.
Lobster processor to close its plant in Connecticut
United States Garbo Lobster, a company that has been operating for more than three decades in southeastern Connecticut and which supplies lobsters around the world, will close its Groton headquarters.
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