MSC Fisheries Assessment Update – Bristol Channel Sea Bass Trawl Fishery

Final Report Released

Following a 30-day period of comment on the Draft Report for the Bristol Channel Sea Bass Trawl Fishery, Moody Marine Ltd. has met to consider the report of the assessment team, the report of the Peer Review panel and all stakeholder comments.

The Determination reached by the certification body is that the Bristol Channel Sea Bass Trawl Fishery SHOULD NOT be certified in accordance with the MSC Standard. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A DETERMINATION, NOT A FINAL RE-CERTIFICATION RESULT.

The final report is available here and an announcement about the report is available here.

There is now a 15 working day period during which a party may lodge a notice of objection to the determinations reached.

A guide to stakeholder input to fishery assessments has been produced by the MSC. It is available for download here.