For most restaurants there are 2 costs involved if you want to use the MSC ecolabel to show your commitment to sustainable seafood sourcing:
1. Cost of MSC Chain of custody certificate
You'll need to pay a certifier to audit your restaurant against the MSC Chain of Custody standard for seafood traceability.
2. Ecolabel License fee
You pay a small fee to the MSC to use the MSC ecolabel.
How much will it cost our restaurant to use the MSC ecolabel?
Find out about the costs for your restaurant to get certified in a Conventional assessment
Who do we pay?
For your Chain of Custody certificate
The MSC does not receive any payment for assessments and certifications. You will pay the certifier who carries out the audit of your restaurant.
For using the MSC ecolabel
This payment goes to the MSC. This is the only stage of the process where the MSC makes money.
Income from ecolabel licenses is invested in the MSC program, for example
- To ensure that MSC traceability stays ahead of the game, and
- To encourage new fisheries into the program to provide an ever-expanding selection of certified fish to choose from.