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  • Western Australian (WA) fisheries have a long association with environmental certification- the WA rock lobster fishery (in 2000) was the first fishery certified under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards.In 2012 the Western Australia Minister of Fisheries announced that the State Government had committed $14.6 million across a four-year period for a program to seek third-party sustainability certification for Western Australia's commercial fisheries. The project would be implemented as a priority undertaking and in partnership with the Western Australia Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC). Subsequently the Minister announced that a sole certification standard would be used- the MSC standard. All the State's commercial fisheries are to be pre-assessed, but only those units of certification (UoCs) which most if not all fishers support certification will go to Full Assessment. Several challenges have occurred during the implementation of the programme including integrating a manageable pre-assessment schedule for 45+ fisheries with 106 potential Units of Certification (species/method/area management units), and providing supporting documentation for each of these assessments. Structuring the assessments into grouping based on a bioregional framework was found to be an efficient approach to multispecies/fishing method pre-assessment. The impact of the programme is likely to create significant change not only to the fisheries but also to the management agency and governance/management approach. The programme may create some novel approaches to extending environmental certification, including the use of bio-regional frameworks and the assessment and potential certification of joint recreational and commercial fisheries.
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  • Walshe, Kim, G. Leyland, D. Gaughan, H. Brayford. 2014. A Jurisdictional approach to marine stewardship council certification. In: Towards ecosystem based management of fisheries: what role can economics play?: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 7-11, 2014, Brisbane, Australia. Complied by Ann L. Shriver & Melissa Errend. Corvallis, OR: International Institute of Fisheries.
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