Similar term(s): eco-label.
A seal of approval (or certification) of a product, process or service complying with a particular set of agreed environmental criteria usually awarded by an impartial third party (certification company).
In fisheries, the label informs on the quality of the product itself as well as on the production and management processes.
Ecolabelling is a voluntary method of certification of environmental quality (of a product) and/or environmental performance of a process based on lifecycle considerations and agreed sets of criteria and standards.
Annex 3: Glossary