New research on eco-certification schemes in aquaculture
Choyon Saha has published a new paper on eco-certification schemes in aquaculture in the international journal, Aquaculture. Choyon completed his masters degree at the Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. He was supervised by Drs Paul Foley and Charles Mather. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Waterloo in the Global Governance Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs. His degree focused on certification schemes in aquaculture and this paper represents the second published paper for this thesis.
In this paper he argues that standards overwhelmingly underscore issues concerning health and well-being, whereas the emphasis on improving producers’ ethical practices and resolving burning issues that profoundly affect indigenous peoples and local communities is comparatively fragile. Through his analysis he was also able to assess the relative strengths of different certification standards. His work calls for the a stronger commitment to sociocultural issues in certification standards. The full paper is available here.