The Winding Glass: Monterey Bay Discredits Itself with Red Listing of Lobster
[The Winding Glass is the commentary and opinion column by John Sackton, Founder of Seafood News.]
One of the key points about NGO ratings of fisheries is their variability. Different organizations have different levels of independent governance, transparency, and public accountability.
The recent red (avoid) listing of American and Canadian lobster by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch is an example of how ratings organizations can reflect their own organizational biases. Seafood Watch is not among the nine seafood rating organizations benchmarked by the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative...
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