The Implementation of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification in Russia: achievements and considerations

D. Lajus, D. Stogova , C. Keskitalo

Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатья

2 Цитирования (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Выдержка

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program in Russia is now well established and, in addition to fishery clients and stakeholders, involves environmental NGOs and experts familiar with the local management system. The present study aims to analyze the current status of the program and constitutes the first study covering all Russian MSC certifications. Based on certification reports and twenty semi-structured interviews with stakeholders, it was shown that problems with certification vary among fisheries. The most advanced in terms of management are the Barents Sea codfish fisheries, which are co-managed by Russia and Norway. The main concern of these fisheries is the use of bottom trawls, which may seriously affect bottom communities. The Alaska pollock fishery in the Sea of Okhotsk experienced serious pressure from rival fisheries during the certification process. In the Far East, interviewees dealing with the salmon fisheries note a high level of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and insufficient scientific data for comprehensive stock assessment. For small-scale inland perch fisheries from the central part of the country, recreational and illegal fishing are important problems that are difficult to quantify. Many interviewees repeatedly mentioned communication issues, difficulties with access to scientific and management information, and the overall complexity of the MSC certification process. The study shows that important preconditions to expanding certification are making the process manageable for export-oriented companies and developing a national market for sustainable seafood.
Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)105-114
Число страниц10
ЖурналMarine Policy
Том90
DOI
СостояниеОпубликовано - 1 апр 2018

Предметные области Scopus

  • Науки об окружающей среде (все)
  • Экономика и эконометрия
  • Акванаука
  • Право
  • Управление, контроль, политика и право

Цитировать

@article{221aa98e54dd4db2b2cde009bdcc5ab8,
title = "The Implementation of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification in Russia: achievements and considerations",
abstract = "The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program in Russia is now well established and, in addition to fishery clients and stakeholders, involves environmental NGOs and experts familiar with the local management system. The present study aims to analyze the current status of the program and constitutes the first study covering all Russian MSC certifications. Based on certification reports and twenty semi-structured interviews with stakeholders, it was shown that problems with certification vary among fisheries. The most advanced in terms of management are the Barents Sea codfish fisheries, which are co-managed by Russia and Norway. The main concern of these fisheries is the use of bottom trawls, which may seriously affect bottom communities. The Alaska pollock fishery in the Sea of Okhotsk experienced serious pressure from rival fisheries during the certification process. In the Far East, interviewees dealing with the salmon fisheries note a high level of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and insufficient scientific data for comprehensive stock assessment. For small-scale inland perch fisheries from the central part of the country, recreational and illegal fishing are important problems that are difficult to quantify. Many interviewees repeatedly mentioned communication issues, difficulties with access to scientific and management information, and the overall complexity of the MSC certification process. The study shows that important preconditions to expanding certification are making the process manageable for export-oriented companies and developing a national market for sustainable seafood.",
keywords = "ATLANTIC, GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT, RESPONSES, SEA, SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES, SUSTAINABILITY",
author = "D. Lajus and D. Stogova and C. Keskitalo",
year = "2018",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.marpol.2018.01.001",
language = "English",
volume = "90",
pages = "105--114",
journal = "Marine Policy",
issn = "0308-597X",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

The Implementation of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification in Russia: achievements and considerations. / Lajus, D.; Stogova , D.; Keskitalo, C.

В: Marine Policy, Том 90, 01.04.2018, стр. 105-114.

Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатья

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Implementation of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification in Russia: achievements and considerations

AU - Lajus, D.

AU - Stogova , D.

AU - Keskitalo, C.

PY - 2018/4/1

Y1 - 2018/4/1

N2 - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program in Russia is now well established and, in addition to fishery clients and stakeholders, involves environmental NGOs and experts familiar with the local management system. The present study aims to analyze the current status of the program and constitutes the first study covering all Russian MSC certifications. Based on certification reports and twenty semi-structured interviews with stakeholders, it was shown that problems with certification vary among fisheries. The most advanced in terms of management are the Barents Sea codfish fisheries, which are co-managed by Russia and Norway. The main concern of these fisheries is the use of bottom trawls, which may seriously affect bottom communities. The Alaska pollock fishery in the Sea of Okhotsk experienced serious pressure from rival fisheries during the certification process. In the Far East, interviewees dealing with the salmon fisheries note a high level of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and insufficient scientific data for comprehensive stock assessment. For small-scale inland perch fisheries from the central part of the country, recreational and illegal fishing are important problems that are difficult to quantify. Many interviewees repeatedly mentioned communication issues, difficulties with access to scientific and management information, and the overall complexity of the MSC certification process. The study shows that important preconditions to expanding certification are making the process manageable for export-oriented companies and developing a national market for sustainable seafood.

AB - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification program in Russia is now well established and, in addition to fishery clients and stakeholders, involves environmental NGOs and experts familiar with the local management system. The present study aims to analyze the current status of the program and constitutes the first study covering all Russian MSC certifications. Based on certification reports and twenty semi-structured interviews with stakeholders, it was shown that problems with certification vary among fisheries. The most advanced in terms of management are the Barents Sea codfish fisheries, which are co-managed by Russia and Norway. The main concern of these fisheries is the use of bottom trawls, which may seriously affect bottom communities. The Alaska pollock fishery in the Sea of Okhotsk experienced serious pressure from rival fisheries during the certification process. In the Far East, interviewees dealing with the salmon fisheries note a high level of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and insufficient scientific data for comprehensive stock assessment. For small-scale inland perch fisheries from the central part of the country, recreational and illegal fishing are important problems that are difficult to quantify. Many interviewees repeatedly mentioned communication issues, difficulties with access to scientific and management information, and the overall complexity of the MSC certification process. The study shows that important preconditions to expanding certification are making the process manageable for export-oriented companies and developing a national market for sustainable seafood.

KW - ATLANTIC

KW - GOVERNANCE

KW - MANAGEMENT

KW - RESPONSES

KW - SEA

KW - SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES

KW - SUSTAINABILITY

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85042718110&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.mendeley.com/research/implementation-marine-stewardship-council-msc-certification-russia-achievements-considerations

U2 - 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.01.001

DO - 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.01.001

M3 - Article

VL - 90

SP - 105

EP - 114

JO - Marine Policy

JF - Marine Policy

SN - 0308-597X

ER -