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Developing world program

Ensuring developing world and small scale fishery participation in the MSC.

MSC developing world program

About the Developing World Program

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

Developing world fisheries participating in the MSC program

Find out more about the developing world fisheries that are already engaged in the MSC certification program.

Resources, links and support

A range of materials and resources aimed at helping developing world fisheries move towards MSC certification.

Our Fisheries, Our Future

Watch our film about sustainable fishing in the developing world.

Contact us

The MSC Developing World Team is here to help. If you have questions please get in touch.

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Tools for fisheries improving towards MSC certification

Improvement tools for fisheries that wish to be certified but do not yet meet the MSC standard.

Data-limited fisheries

Methods for data-limited fisheries which allow them to demonstrate that they meet the MSC standard.

Governance

Find out more about how developing world topics are considered in MSC governance

Costs of certification and Funding

Information about costs of certification and funding opportunities for developing world fisheries.

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.

Gaspésie lobster fishery enters into MSC assessment in Canada

Apr 10, 2014

The Gaspésie lobster fishery has entered into independent, third-party assessment against the global, science-based MSC certification program.

First MSC European hake certification awarded to Galicia's Grupo Regal

Apr 03, 2014

Grupo Regal line-caught hake fishery has been certified to the MSC standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries following an indepente full assessment.

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