SCS Global Services (SCS) commends the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions and FishChoice on their launch of www.FisheryProgress.org, a comprehensive, easy-to-use website providing the latest information on the progress of fishery improvement projects (FIPs) around the world.
“The new website provides a transparent online platform to support businesses, buyers and stakeholders in their efforts to track the progress of FIPs,” said Sian Morgan, SCS’ Director of Sustainable Seafood. Morgan serves on the Technical Oversight Committee for the initiative.
The site gives users the information they need to make decisions about whether FIPs meet their sourcing policies. For comprehensive FIPs, users can easily see color-coded progress against requirements of the Marine Stewardship Council standard. Until now, interested businesses and stakeholders have had to search numerous websites to compile the information now available on this one site, which also benefits from technical oversight by verification experts.
Listed FIPs must meet the Conservation Alliance’s guidelines. In addition, staff review each FIP’s progress reports once a year to ensure the information is accurate, with support from trained auditors.
Contact Sian Morgan, SCS Global Services’ Director of Sustainable Seafood Programs ([email protected]) for more information on fishery certification.
SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability veriﬁcation, certiﬁcation, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation, retail, and more. SCS was the first independent certification body accredited to conduct assessments under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, and now certifies fisheries around the world under the MSC and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards. SCS is a chartered beneﬁt corporation, reﬂecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.