The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit organization that aims to promote sustainable fishery practices. It was founded in 1996 by the World Wildlife Fund and Unilever, but became fully independent in 1999. It has offices in London, UK (head office), Seattle, USA and Miranda, Australia. When you buy fish that has the blue MSC label, it should indicate that this fish was caught and processed in an environmentally responsible way. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Note: After losing a court case in 2002 on the use of the initials WWF, the organization previously known as the World Wrestling Federation has rebranded itself as World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE. WWF - The Conservation Organization was formerly known as World Wildlife Fund and Worldwide Fund for Nature. ... Unilever is an Anglo-Dutch company which owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben Tower Bridge at night A red double-decker bus crosses Piccadilly Circus. ... Seattle, Washington - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Miranda is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, and is adjacent to Gymea and Caringbah. ...
The latest innovation in non-point-of-production marine fisheries governance is the MarineStewardshipCouncil (MSC), an organization that explicitly bypasses the state as it empowers various non-state elements of civil society with gate-keeper functions.
The MSC was founded in 1996 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (formerly the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)) in partnership with the Dutch-British-based transnational corporation Unilever, and it was modeled after the Forest StewardshipCouncil (FSC), an eco-labeling initiative developed by environmentalists and the timber industry in 1993.
As the MSC's official literature notes, Unilever and the WWF were brought together by "different motivations, but a shared objective: to ensure the long-term viability of global fish populations and the health of the marine ecosystems on which they depend" (MSC1996: 1).
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