MSC Wins Charity Award –

MSC Wins Charity Award European Fish Trader Published:  25 June, 2002

Brendan May, chief executive of the MSC

THE Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been a awarded a highly coveted award that has underlined its work as a leading UK-based charity.

The environmental organisation, best known for its certification for well-managed fisheries – which adorns packaging of certain Marrs Foods, Youngs Bluecrest and Iglo products on Continental Europe – has been recognised for its extensive governance review by the UK Charity Awards.

Brendan May, chief executive of the MSC, commented: “It is very encouraging that having been operating as an independent charity for just three years, we have made such an impact on the global community about the worldwide issue of overfishing. We are delighted that the charity awards panel has acknowledged our work with all the key players in this field. It is tremendously uplifting that our achievements to promote a solutions-based approach and improvement in the structure and transparency of our programme have been recognised.”