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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 at the European Seafood Exhibition

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

Read about developing world and community fisheries in the developing world program newsletter.

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

French retail giant Carrefour sponsors producers' organisation for assessment of its sole fishery

Nov 27, 2014

Carrefour, is offering its financial support to FROM Nord to encourage the Eastern Channel and North Sea sole fishery to begin an MSC assessment.

Vast majority of British consumers expect retailers and restaurants to provide sustainable seafood options: survey

Nov 13, 2014

New independent research shows that the vast majority of British consumers expect sustainable options for fish products.

New research shows increasing appetite for sustainable seafood

Nov 11, 2014

New research shows that consumers are increasingly looking for fish products from a sustainable source, and that ecolabels give credibility to these claims.

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