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Get Certified! Fisheries

Gain a competitive advantage in markets around the world where environmental credibility can play a decisive role in purchasing decisions.

Image showing proud fishermen holding an MSC ecolabel.

Benefits of MSC certification

Many MSC certified fisheries have achieved preferred supplier status and some have reported price premiums for their catch.

What is your fishery assessed against?

Find out what's involved in getting certified to the MSC's fishery standard.

Steps and costs to get your fishery certified

Find out the steps, costs and time involved with getting certified to the MSC's fishery standard.

Contact us with your questions

Call or email the relevant MSC representative who will be happy to answer your questions.

MSC fisheries standard explained

Understand the three principles of the MSC fisheries standard and how the scoring system works.

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Eligible fisheries for MSC certification

Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing.

Grants and support

Your fishery or business might be eligible for a grant to undergo assessment against the MSC standards - find out more.

Tools for fisheries improving towards MSC certification

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

After certification

What fisheries need to do after certification against the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing.

Latest news

Pacific hake mid-water trawl fishery earns MSC re-certification

Nov 25, 2014

The Pacific hake mid-water trawl fishery, which operates off the west coast of the United States and Canada, has achieved MSC re-certification.

Fisheries update: November 2014

Nov 21, 2014

New fisheries from around the world have been certified to and entered assessment against the MSC standard for sustainability.

Industry Update: MSC and New England Aquarium developing bycatch mitigation and information tool

Nov 20, 2014

The MSC and New England Aquarium are seeking feedback for an online Bycatch Information Exchange tool.

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