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Western Australia Abalone Fishery to achieve MSC certification

Staff Writer |
The Western Australia Abalone Fishery is the first of its kind to be awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

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Certification for the greenlip, brownlip and Roe abalone comes after a 12-month assessment by independent auditing body SCS Global Services.

Alongside achieving environmental sustainability, the abalone fishery is now expected to benefit from access to new markets, market stability and security, product differentiation, an enhanced reputation, and improved traceability, added Ms Gabriel.

The fishery operates in a multimillion dollar market between Australia, Japan, China and South-East Asia. About half of its product is exported, primarily to China.


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