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The MSC is the world's leading certification and ecolabelling program for sustainable seafood. Look for the blue MSC ecolabel when shopping or dining out.

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What we do

The MSC runs an exciting and ambitious program, working with partners to transform the world's seafood markets to a sustainable basis.

MSC standards and certification requirements

With experts we developed standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability. They ensure that MSC-labelled seafood comes from, and can be traced back to, a sustainable fishery.

How we meet best practice

MSC meets the highest benchmarks for credible certification and ecolabelling, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization guidelines and the ISEAL Code.

Learn about our standard

This short film explains the MSC standard for sustainability.

MSC's Annual Report 2012/13

The MSC's Annual Report gives an overview of highlights and activities over the past financial year

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21 facts about MSC

Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council in this list of 21 facts about MSC.

About the Developing World Program

Ensuring developing countries can access the conservation and economic benefits of MSC certification.

Access for all fisheries

The MSC is committed to providing fair and equal access for all fisheries seeking MSC certification.

Rupert Howes: an uncommon hero ensuring sustainable fisheries

Get an insight into the challenges our oceans face and how the MSC works with partners to safeguard our oceans resources.

Latest news

Industry update: MSC to develop sustainable seaweed standard

Apr 11, 2014

The MSC is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time.

Industry update: The MSC seeks tenders for Peer Review College

Mar 27, 2014

The MSC is creating a Peer Review College as part of its fishery assessment process and invites relevant institutes to manage the the independent college.

MSC chief recognised among Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs of 2014

Mar 24, 2014

The MSC’s chief executive Rupert Howes is among those to be recognised for innovative social and environmental change.

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