Public consultation

to review the global benchmark tool

15 May – 14 June 2019

On 15 May 2019, GSSI opened a 30-day public consultation to review the Global Benchmark Tool and support the development of version 2.0 of the Tool. As part of our commitment to transparency and open stakeholder engagement throughout the process, we invite all our stakeholders to participate in this public consultation.

The review process will update and simplify the Global Benchmark Tool while maintaining the robust benchmark standard and the Tool’s alignment with the FAO guidelines. The review will be focused on the following three areas:

Improve the language of the benchmark components

Reduce the number of components, while maintaining the benchmark standard

Include new FAO guidelines as supplementary components

Three Expert Working Groups (EWG) have been formed to review the benchmark framework:

Scheme Governance and Operations

Aquaculture

Fisheries

A full review of the GSSI Benchmark Process is also being undertaken simultaneously. You can view the full review timeline here.

SHARE YOUR VIEWS BY 14 JUNE 2019

We look forward to receiving your input!