Reports and brochures

We’ve been part of a team effort to keep oceans healthy and seafood sustainable for 25 years. Read about the impact we and our partners have made in our latest Annual Report.

Annual Report 2021-2022

In 2021-22, despite disruption and difficulties caused by the global pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the sustainable seafood industry has shown great resilience. We saw certified seafood catch increase to 12 million tonnes: about 15% of all wild marine catch.

This year also marks 25 years since the MSC was founded. Our report reflects on the enormous progress certified fisheries and commercial partners have made over that past quarter-century.  

Download the report for:

  • Features on key species groups including white fish, small pelagics, tuna, octopus and squid, crab and lobster, salmon, prawn and shrimp, bivalves and seaweed.
  • Small-scale and developing region fisheries: An overview of how the Pathway to Sustainability projects and the In-Transition to MSC program are increasing accessibility.
  • What you think: Overviews of our global stakeholder and consumer survey results
  • The Ocean Stewardship Fund: How grants have helped vital research on sea urchins, crabs and seabirds and habitats, from Greenland to Indonesia. 
  • A new Standard: The imminent launch of the MSC Fisheries Standard version 3.0, following our most comprehensive review yet.

Supplementary documents

Previous reports

MSC Annual Report 2020-2021
Language: English
Date of issue: 04 October 2021
MSC Annual Report 2019-2020
Description: Celebrating and supporting sustainable fisheries

Language: English
Date of issue: 01 October 2020
MSC Annual Report 2018-2019
Description: Working together for thriving oceans.

Language: English
Date of issue: 10 October 2019
MSC Annual Report 2017-2018
Description: Seafood for future generations.

Language: English
Date of issue: 20 February 2019
MSC Annual Report 2016-17
Description: MSC 20th anniversary Annual Report. Wild. Certified. Sustainable.

Language: English
Date of issue: 18 October 2017
MSC Strategic Plan summary 2017-2020
Description: A summary of the MSC's current strategic plan, outlining the MSC’s main strategic directions and priorities from 2017 to 2020

Date of issue: 24 May 2017

Science and Standards reports

MSC Global Impacts Update 2019
Description: An updated review of the Marine Stewardship Council program and the improvements made by MSC certified fisheries around the world.

Language: English
Date of issue: 08 June 2019
Date effective: 08 June 2019
MSC Global Impacts Report 2017
Description: A 20th anniversary review of the Marine Stewardship Council program and the progress and improvements made by MSC certified fisheries around the world.

Language: English
Date of issue: 01 June 2017

 

 

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