Delivering MSC certification in Asia-Pacific region
This is to ensure that there is a local team of well trained professionals ready to assist fisheries throughout Asia and the Pacific to become Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified.
Earlier this year, Dutch based global certification services provider, Control Union, acquired a shareholding in British company ME Certification (MEC), and as part of the new partnership arrangement, Kat Collinson and Alba Del Rio from MEC recently hosted training sessions on the MSC Fisheries Standard and certification procedures with Control Union’s Asia team at its annual meeting and conference in Phnom Penh.
The training ensures that Control Union employees throughout the Asia-Pacific region are well-equipped to inform clients and marine stakeholders on the advantages and processes involved in fisheries certification.
Kat Collinson, who is fisheries assessment manager at MEC, said: “These were thoroughly productive sessions and we were impressed by the commitment of the Control Union participants in ensuring they delivered the best possible service levels to customers.
“The Asia-Pacific region hosts a vast array of diverse fisheries and aquaculture sectors and certification is likely to play an increasingly important role in this area over the coming years.” ■