Article: The rise of territorial eco-certifications, February 2016

The rise of territorial eco-certifications - New politics of transnational sustainability governance in the fishery sector

Geoforum, Volume 69, February 2016, Pages 24–33


Paul Foley and Elizabeth Havice's article examines resistance to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-certification. The paper discusses the power embodied in certifications by exploring the manifestation of territoriality in the international struggle over definitions of ‘sustainable’ products. The authors studied the emergence of new fisheries eco-certification initiatives in Japan, Iceland, Alaska, Canada, and the US and make the argument that these new eco-certifications aim to install territorial social and regulatory relations of production within the contested domain of transnational sustainability governance.

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