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

Marine Eco-Label Japan (MEL-J) 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-J develops its own certification standards and guidelines, while also undertaking associated activities.
MEL-J is currently revising certification standards in order to enhance the credibility of Marine Eco-Label Japan both domestically and abroad, 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. As part of this effort, MEL-J is applying for recognition by the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) global benchmark.
MEL-J has set up a standards committee, and developed a draft fisheries certification standard. MEL-J would like to invite your comments on the draft standard to reflect in the future revision process.


・Marine Eco-Label Japan Draft Fisheries 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

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 – 17:00 (JST) Friday, 19 May 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 Fisheries Certification Standard (Version 2.0)

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