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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 and promote sustainable fishing practices.

MSC standards and certification requirements

Explanations of the Marine Stewardship Council's fisheries and chain of custody standards - for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability.

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 2013-14

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

Fisheries leaders set their sights on a more sustainable future for African oceans

Oct 16, 2014

Fisheries leaders from across government, NGOs and industry have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss solutions to over fishing.

New Chairman for MSC Developing World Working Group

Oct 15, 2014

The Marine Stewardship Council’s Developing World Working Group has appointed Professor Eyiwunmi Augustine Falaye as its new chairperson.

New study assesses progress towards international biodiversity targets

Oct 03, 2014

A new study reveals that additional efforts are needed to reach an internationally agreed set of biodiversity targets by 2020.

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