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Performance indicators [PIs]

Performance indicators (PIs)

The Performance Indicators in the MSC Fisheries Standard context are the lowest level of sub-criterion in the decision tree when a fishery is being evaluated to get certified. The third‑party certification bodies assign the fishery a score for these PIs for each of the three core principles of MSC Certification, where 60 is the minimum acceptable performance, 80 is the global best practice, and 100 is near‑perfect performance. A fishery will get certified if its overall score is 80 or above on each Principle, and no single score is less than 60 for any PI. 

For a definition of performance indicators within the MSE context go to “Performance statistics.”

Marine Stewardship Council [MSC]

Marine Stewardship Council

An international non‑profit organization established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future. MSC works with partners to promote sustainable fishing and transform markets by a series of labels and fishery certifications. The sustainability of a fishery is defined by MSC criteria which are embodied in three Principles: (P1) relating to the status of the stock, (P2) the ecosystem of which the stock is a member and (P3) the fishery management system. Each of these Principles is evaluated in relationship to Performance Indicators (PIs) within each Principle. Additionally, the MSC has established rigorous Guidelines for scoring fisheries (MSC Fishery Standard Principles and Criteria for Sustainable Fishing, Version 2.0 – effective 1 April 2015).

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fishery Certification