Last week, the Marine Stewardship Council certified three BC chum salmon fisheries. The Inner South Coast, West Coast Vancouver Island and Fraser River chum salmon fisheries received recognition as being sustainable and well-managed fisheries.
These chum fisheries’ operations have minimal environmental impact meaning the marine ecosystems can continue to be sustainable and effectively managed. In addition, gear and vessel technology are monitored to ensure codes of conduct are followed. The main criteria for MSC certification are: healthy stocks, limited harm to marine mammals and birds, and consistency over the duration of the certification.
BC chum salmon products can now bear the blue and white MSC certification label, and you, as a consumer, can easily select a sustainable and local seafood resource.
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