Lobster fishing

Marine Stewardship Council Sustainability Certification Suspension Amidst Sustainable Management of Fishery

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 3:00am

The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA) announced today that its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification will be suspended due to a recent decision in the federal case Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross .

Key Points: 
  • The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association (MCSLA) announced today that its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification will be suspended due to a recent decision in the federal case Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross .
  • The certificate suspension is occurring despite continued sustainable management of the Maine lobster fishery and remains the direct result of NOAAs 2014 biological opinion on the impact that lobster fishing has on right whales.
  • As a trusted partner in the fishing community, MCSLA members are deeply committed to sustainability and marine mammal protection initiatives.
  • Our goal is to ensure and promote the certified sustainability of the Maine Lobster Fishery while protecting all marine mammals.