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Track a fishery

The MSC is partnering with sustainable fisheries across the globe, from large-scale industrial fisheries to small artisanal fisheries, to drive the market for sustainable seafood.

Fisheries in the MSC program

Find out about certified sustainable fisheries and those undergoing assessment against the MSC environmental standard for sustainable fishing.

Have your say

Get involved and comment on a fishery in assessement. Your input can help ensure well-informed, robust fisheries assessments.

Comment on an assessment

At each stage of a fishery assessment there is a chance for stakeholders to contribute - find out when and how.

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What is a fishery?

A ‘fishery’ in the MSC program may include one or more ‘units of certification’, defined by reference to target species and stock, geographic area, method, gear, practice and/or vessel type.

Why should I get involved?

If you are a stakeholder in a fishery, you are an essential source of information that will be needed to conduct a meaningful assessment of that fishery. Find out more about why you should get involved.

Latest news

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.

Two Gulf of St. Lawrence shrimp fisheries combine and achieve MSC re-certification as one fishery

Mar 27, 2014

Cooperative effort creates efficiencies and improvements

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