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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.

Talking to consumers about 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 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

The world’s first MSC-certified babyfood product

Sep 22, 2014

The French company Yooji launches today its frozen cod portions, prepared solely with cod procured from MSC-certified fisheries.

New Zealand’s hake and ling join top 9% of world’s sustainable fisheries

Sep 16, 2014

New Zealand Hake and Ling fisheries become MSC certified. Join top 9% of world's sustainable fisheries.

Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns seek the MSC blue tick

Aug 08, 2014

First two fisheries under the $14.5million WA Government initiative to enter assessment against MSC standard.

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