It will be the first bluefin tuna fishery in the world to undergo MSC assessment, according to a press release from the prominent global certification body.
Throughout the world fisheries are using good management practices to safeguard jobs, secure fish stocks for the future and help to protect the marine environment. The science-based MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing offers fisheries a way to confirm sustainability, using a credible, independent, third-party assessment process. It means sustainable fisheries can be recognised and rewarded in the marketplace and gives an assurance to buyers and consumers that their seafood comes from a well-managed and sustainable source.
The general role of the Fisheries Officer is to support the MSC Fisheries Assessment Managers (FAMs) in ensuring the completion of fishery assessments and related work to the relevant standard as required.