Blue ticked off: the controversy over the MSC fish ‘ecolabel’

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Date of Publication: July 26

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: The Guardian

Author(s): Karen McVeigh

The MSC’s coveted blue tick is the world’s biggest, and some say best, fishery ecolabel. So why is it in the headlines – and does it really do what it says on the tin?

This month, two right whales in the Gulf of St Lawrence were found entangled in fishing gear. One, a female, was first spotted entangled off Cape Cod last year, but rescuers were not able to fully free her; the other, a male, is believed to have become entangled in the Gulf.

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