The US program director of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Eric Critchlow, will retire from his position on the 29th of July as he announced in his LinkedIn profile.
In 2016, Critchlow joined MSC. Before, he was vice president of sales at US seafood supplier Lusamerica Foods. Also, he worked for Ocean Beauty and North Pacific Seafoods as vice president of sales.
Regarding this, he wrote: "I had the opportunity to lead a fantastic team for which I have great respect. I have absolute confidence in their incredible talent and commitment to continue growing our mission here in the US."
"Having spent 48 years in the seafood industry, from dock to Executive positions and finishing with fishery sustainability. I have been blessed with many years of meaningful work in this challenging ever-changing industry," he added.
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation. It recognises and reward efforts to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
With its ecolabel and fishery certification program, it contributes to the health of the world's oceans by recognizing and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood, and working with its partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis.
The MSC also condemns the use of forced or child labor and supports global efforts to eradicate it from the seafood industry.
Every few years the organization review the MSC Standards so they remain relevant. This allows us to incorporate widely accepted new science and fisheries management best practices, as well as improve implementation and address stakeholder concerns.