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.
Learn about our standard
This short film explains the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainability.
Celebrating 15 years of certified sustainable seafood
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.
Apr 27, 2016
The MSC and ASC join leading seafood producers and buyers at Seafood Expo Global to discuss how best to grow consumer interest in certified seafood.
Mar 22, 2016
The Canada Newfoundland 3Ps cod fishery has become the country’s first Atlantic cod fishery to achieve MSC certification as sustainable and well managed.
Mar 08, 2016
Michelin star chef and MSC ambassador, Fabrizio Ferrari’s Al Porticciolo 84 has become the first restaurant in Italy to be MSC certified.