A Pearler of an opportunity for WA – The first ‘Blue Tick’ in the world for our wild pearl fishery

WA’s pearl oyster fishery has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ‘blue tick’ for their sustainable fishing – a first in
the world for the wild pearl fishery.

A decision carefully considered by the Pearl Producers Association (PPA), the move to achieve MSC full assessment was taken to ensure consumers in the global market know their pearls come from a wild fishery operating to the highest standards of environmental and sustainability management.

The pearl fishery was examined over an 18-month period by a team of independent scientists to determine whether the fishery meets the MSC standard.

Find out more information:
WAFIC Media Release

Pearl Producers Association Media Release

DPIRD – Media Release

MSC Media Release