The MSC is an international non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing, and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
Using our fisheries certification and seafood labelling program, the MSC works with partners to promote sustainable fishing and transform markets.
The MSC’s certification and ecolabelling program enables everybody to play a part in securing a healthy future for our oceans.
Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council.
The MSC Standards define the requirements for fisheries to be certified as sustainable and for business to trade in certified seafood.
Sustainable fishing means healthy fish stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts and effective management. To be MSC certified, fisheries must meet all these criteria.
MSC meets the highest benchmarks for credible certification and ecolabelling, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization guidelines and the ISEAL Code.
Dec 14, 2016
Eight of the world’s largest seafood companies have issued a ten-point statement committing to action on ocean stewardship.
Marine Stewardship Council awarded $50,000 Sustainable Fisheries Fund grant for Project Mid-Atlantic
Nov 01, 2016
The project will focus on gathering data about U.S. Mid-Atlantic region’s fisheries and help to enhance their sustainability performance.
Oct 30, 2016
John West New Zealand blazes a trail by launching the first ever MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified canned skipjack tuna to Kiwi consumers