Is BC’s chum fishery sustainable?

Raincoast and three other BC ENGO’s have critiqued the proposal by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify BC’s commercial chum salmon fishery as sustainable.  Raincoast supports certification as a way to make salmon fisheries sustainable, but we have identified conditions that need to occur before we support this certification.

This is the second MSC certification process Raincoast has participated in as a stakeholder.  The first was BC’s pink salmon fishery.  After identifying conditions which MSC, DFO and the industry agreed to, Raincoast and three other ENGO’s gave conditional support to MSC certification of the commercial pink fishery in 2011.

Download the report:  ENGO critique of the proposed MSC certification for chum salmon May 2012