Fisheries Standards Manager

The Marine Stewardship Council is seeking a motivated, talented Fisheries Standards Manager

Job Title: Fisheries Standards Manager
Location: London (or any other MSC Regional Office)
Working Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Are you passionate about our oceans? Do you want to contribute to the development and implementation of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard? If so, you could be the perfect fit for the Marine Stewardship Council.


Who are we?

The MSC’s vision is for the world’s oceans to be teeming with life, and seafood supplies safeguarded for this and future generations.  Through our internationally recognised certification and ecolabeling program well-managed sustainable fisheries are recognised and rewarded in the marketplace, through the leadership of our partners.  Critically, other fisheries are incentivised to improve their performance to meet the growing demand for certified sustainable and traceable seafood choice.   Over 400 fisheries around the world, representing 16% of the annual global marine catch, are now engaged in the MSC program and over 1200 documented improvements to the way our oceans are being fished have been recorded.  MSC certified and labelled seafood products are now available in over 100 countries.

We’re currently looking for a Fisheries Standards Manager who will contribute to the development and implementation of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and Fisheries Certification process. The position can be located in the UK or other MSC Regional Office, depending on agreement between the successful applicant and the MSC.

As a member of the Fisheries Standard team this 18 month’s contract will primarily contribute to the:

  • Management of a portfolio of fisheries in the program and oversight of their assessment;
  • Review and development of the MSC’s Fisheries Standard and Fisheries Certification process;
  • Implementation and evaluation of internal policies and procedures that support the team’s functions.


Who are you?

To be successful in this role, you will be a highly motivated individual with experience that demonstrates the progressive development of your skills.  Practical experience in fisheries science or management, policy development or sustainability standards are highly desirable.


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Language: English
Date of issue: 18 February 2020

To apply

Please email the following information to

A cover letter outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge directly address the responsibilities and requirements detailed in the job specification, and include information on your salary expectations;

  • Confirmation of your preferred work location and details of your right to work in the preferred location; and
  • A copy of your current CV.
  • Please ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”. 

The subject of your email should read: Fisheries Standards Manager.


Closing date

Tuesday 1 September 2020 at 9:00am BST

The MSC is committed to flexible working. All MSC’s UK employees are currently working remotely, and we would expect to continue to offer flexibility as restrictions are lifted.

The MSC aims to recruit a talented workforce and values the diversity in background, skills and experience of its staff. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all job applicants, irrespective of background.



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