announced they wanted to rejoin the Marine Stewardship Council program.
The move was motivated, apparently, by the need to have MSC certification in order to sell salmon into certain markets such as Europe.
To rejoin the MSC, the processors must reach agreement with an association of generally smaller companies, led by Silver Bay Seafoods, that holds the MSC certificate for Alaska salmon.
Evidently, negotiations between the two sides haven't gone smoothly.
Trident Seafoods, on behalf of the major processors, recently appealed to the MSC for help with "certificate sharing."
And now the MSC has responded with this statement on the situation. Most significantly, the MSC is offering to line up a mediator to work with the parties.
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