Ocean friendly label failing to protect stocks
(Compiled from New Scientist article)
20th May 2003
THE 'ocean friendly' label on supermarket fish is failing to protect fish stocks, claim environmentalists.
They say the eco-labels certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, which identify the produce of sustainable fisheries, are simply a cover for industrial fishing methods that kill cetaceans, seals and seabirds, damage the seabed, and empty the seas of scarce fish stocks.