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Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard

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Summary

The MSC Fisheries Standard version 3.0 contains new requirements for fisheries managed by regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), including those targeting tuna. It also includes stricter requirements to reduce impacts on endangered, threatened, and protected species. Version 3.0 of the Standard provides additional safeguards that fisheries must comply with to avoid bycatch or entanglement. The requirements now explicitly cover those species that cannot be targeted as catch by MSC certified fisheries, including marine mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.