Marine Stewardship Council promulgates new forced labor policy

Source: MSC seeks public input on new forced labor policy

The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking public input on a new policy on forced labor and related issues.

MSC will be asking for stakeholder input on labor practices in on-shore and offshore fisheries and seafood supply chains, and several other issues. The 30-day comment period opens on 15 March. This is the second round of public comments after the MSC board decided to start forming the labor standards in 2016.

“The Marine Stewardship Council condemns of the use of forced labor. We recognize the increasing importance placed on social issues when considering sustainability, and the widespread concern about labor abuses within the global fishing industry and seafood supply chains,” Maggie Dewane, MSC’s U.S. communications manager, told SeafoodSource.

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