Competition & Conflict Between Ecolabels In Tuna Fisheries / by Francisco Blaha

Further on my post on governance innovation networks in Tuna, I found interesting that the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, went deeper into the conflict between the Dolphin Safe and the Marine Stewardship Council certification schemes in the West and Central Pacific.

In this video, they outline how key practices like scientific rigour, inclusiveness, transparency, impartiality/independence and impact contribute to label credibility and explains the importance of authority in understanding how certification schemes maintain influence within global production networks.

They conclude that understanding the more nuanced role of authority, both with and without credibility, offers new insights into the wider dynamics that shape environmental regulation in global production networks.

I wrote about Ecolabels (or Eco-certifications) and their role for seafood trade in a publication that the SIPPO Programme commission a few years ago (download from here or here)

In the Tuna conferences, normally the last session is in between Ecolabels... and  it tends to be an embarrassing cat fight, that at this stage is not even funny anymore, so I always walk out... feels like a ego contest (my one is better than yours) more than a anything else.