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The MSC is the world's leading certification and ecolabelling program for sustainable seafood. Look for the blue MSC ecolabel when shopping or dining out.

Reaching out to fisheries in South America

What we do

The MSC runs an exciting and ambitious program, working with partners to transform the world's seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practices.

MSC standards and certification requirements

Explanations of the Marine Stewardship Council's fisheries and chain of custody standards - for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability.

How we meet best practice

MSC meets the highest benchmarks for credible certification and ecolabelling, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization guidelines and the ISEAL Code.

Learn about our standard

This short film explains the MSC standard for sustainability.

MSC's Annual Report 2013-14

The MSC's Annual Report gives an overview of highlights and activities over the past financial year

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21 facts about MSC

Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council in this list of 21 facts about MSC.

About the Developing World Program

Find out more about the objectives and activities of the Developing World Program

Access for all fisheries

The MSC is committed to providing fair and equal access for all fisheries seeking MSC certification for sustainability.

Rupert Howes: an uncommon hero ensuring sustainable fisheries

Get an insight into the challenges our oceans face and how the MSC works with partners to safeguard our oceans resources.

Latest news

Could we soon be wearing sustainable pearls?

Aug 28, 2015

Australia enters world’s first pearl fishery for MSC assessment

MSC launches Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund

Jul 14, 2015

The MSC has launched a new global fund for supporting fishery science research and projects.

MSC welcomes peer reviewer applications from fisheries scientists

Jul 06, 2015

New 'Peer Review College’ invites applications from experienced scientists and aims to improve efficiency of fishery assessment review process.

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