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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 Improvement

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

Scottish and French pelagic fleets join blue whiting assessment

Dec 12, 2014

Two new pelagic fishing groups have joined the multinational MSC assessment for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou).

U.S. Acadian redfish, haddock and pollock otter trawl fishery begins MSC assessment process

Dec 11, 2014

The U.S. Acadian redfish haddock and Pollock otter trawl fishery has entered into MSC assessment.

MSC launches updated Benchmarking and Tracking tool

Dec 09, 2014

Benchmarking and Tracking Tool has been updated in accordance with changes to the MSC fisheries certification requirements.

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