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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.

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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.

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

MSC and ASC sign MOU and commit to explore further opportunities to add value to partners

Jun 24, 2015

The MSCand ASC have signed a MOU furthering their collaboration and commitment to find additional efficiencies and added value for partners.

MSC publishes key research which informed review of its Fisheries Standard

Jun 22, 2015

New research published in the MSC Science Series highlights the importance of understanding spatial structure and connectivity of meta-population fisheries.

MSC receives award from Spanish society for Marine Sciences

Jun 18, 2015

Sociedad Atlántica de Oceanógrafos (SAO), the Spanish society for Marine Sciences, has recognised the MSC with the "Oceans Award" (Galardón Océanos).

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