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.
Feb 04, 2016
John West Australia has completely overhauled its supply chain to bring Australia the world’s largest offering of MSC certified canned tuna.
Dec 10, 2015
An Italian anchovy and sardine fishery has become the first in the Mediterranean to put itself forward for assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s global
Dec 08, 2015
The Dutch Postcode Lottery has extended its funding support to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) with a €2.5 million grant over the next five years, effective from January 2016.