New MSC office opens in the Netherlands Published: 16 July, 2007
THE Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has opened a local office in The Hague in response to the strong Dutch demand for seafood sourced from MSC-certified fisheries.
Camiel Derichs, North European Fisheries Manager, will lead the MSCs commercial and fisheries outreach activities in the Netherlands to further boost interest in environmental certification and eco-labelling according to MSC standards.
Many players in the Dutch seafood sector are interested in becoming MSC-certified. All these parties can now liaise with someone on the ground to help them make things happen. The Netherlands counts among the biggest seafood exporters in the EU. It is essential for the MSC to ensure strong participation in our programme by Dutch fisheries, seafood processors and retailers alike to increase the visibility of our eco-label in key markets, says Camiel Derichs.
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