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Submissions for the 2015 MSC student scholarship program are now closed


Queries on the scholarship program should be emailed to . Please include MSC scholarship program in the title of any email query.

Now in its fifth year, the MSC’s research scholarship program helps towards the transformation of the world’s seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practice by supporting the study of the problems and solutions needed to achieve best practice in fisheries management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.

Qualifying requirements

To qualify for the program, a project will have the objective of studying an aspect of environmental improvement, performance or best practice in fisheries or supply chain management. This may involve a direct study of one particular fishery, a comparative study of fisheries management, or else focus on the challenges of supply chain transparency. A direct link to an MSC certified fishery or one wishing to become certified is not a requirement, although it will be an additional point of interest for the MSC.

Aspects of the MSC scholarship program

The program aims to support the transformation of the world’s seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practice, by supporting the study of the problems and solutions needed to achieve best practice in fisheries management and the integrity of the seafood supply chain.

Students currently participating in the MSC scholarship program

The MSC has two students currently participating in its 2014 Scholarship program:

Josu De Isusi Rivero, an MSc student in marine biology at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, has been examining the role of seafood market incentives on the sustainable uses of fishery resources in developing world countries.

Fanny Vessaz, who is also working on her MSc in marine biodiversity and conservation at the Federal University of Paraná in Brazil, has been assessing bycatch reduction devices as a management tool in the southern Brazilian artisanal seabob shrimp trawl fishery.

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