Comments for Marine Eco-Label Japan Draft Aquaculture Certification Standard(End of reception)

Marine Eco-Label Japan (MEL) has been promoting sustainable and ecosystem-based fisheries resource management practices by fishers through its certification programme (Marine Eco-Label Japan). As the scheme owner, MEL develops its own certification standards and guidelines, while also undertaking associated activities.


The Board of Directors, Marine Ecolabel Japan (MEL) council, convened in writing on 1st June 2017, has agreed to establish the Aquaculture Standard Committee, and the committee has developed the draft Aquaculture Certification Standard.
MEL aims to gain recognition of Aquaculture Certification Standard, together with the Fisheries Certification Standard and Chain of Custody Certification Standard currently under development, by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) global benchmark. Its objective is to ensure the credibility of the scheme in order to meet the Sustainable Sourcing Code for Fishery Products of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 and to accelerate export of Japanese seafood.
MEL would like to invite your comments on the draft standard to reflect in the future revision process.


・Marine Eco-Label Japan Draft Aquaculture Certification Standard (Version 2.0)


The comments received will be considered and reflected in the draft. They will be discussed again during a standards committee convened to finalize the standard.

Period for Receiving Comments

Friday, 1 September 2017 – 17:00 (JST) Monday, 30 October 2017

How to Submit Your Comments

Please fill out the following form, and send by email as an attachment
・Comments for Marine Eco-Label Japan Draft Aquaculture Certification Standard (Version 2.0)

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