Seafood Watch Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Criteria Update
Jul 02, 2015
- Seafood Watch
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch invites public comments on proposed revisions to its fisheries and aquaculture assessment standards. Details about the changes and how to participate in the consultation process are available on the Seafood Watch website. Feedback can be submitted through August 2.
Seafood Watch regularly revises its standards to account for new developments in the scientific understanding of the environmental effects caused by fisheries and aquaculture operations. Changes currently being reviewed include updates to the existing general fisheries and aquaculture standards, and a new standard for salmonid fisheries. The program is also developing an additional criterion to assess the greenhouse gas emissions of fisheries and aquaculture operations. Specifics for each are posted online:
- Seafood Watch Fisheries Consultation
- Seafood Watch Aquaculture Consultation
- Seafood Watch Standard for Salmonid Fisheries Consultation
- Seafood Watch Greenhouse Gas Consultation
For more information, visit the Seafood Watch website: seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/standards-revision. This is the second and final round for public comments.
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans. The Seafood Watch program empowers individuals and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans.