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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.

The MSC label on sustainable seafood

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

Partner Release: Virginia Mason First Hospital to Receive Marine Stewardship Council Certification

Jul 24, 2014

Virginia Mason announced today it is the first hospital in the United States to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

First perch fishery from Russia enters MSC assessment

Jul 18, 2014

Businesses join together to enter small scale Russian freshwater fishery for assessment to global sustainability standard.

MSC to announce new Fisheries Standard in October 2014

Jun 27, 2014

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is now in the final two months of a two year review of its fisheries standard

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