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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.

The MSC label on sustainable seafood

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 2014-15

Celebrating 15 years of certified sustainable seafood

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10 facts about the MSC

Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council.

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

New report celebrates 15 years of certified sustainable seafood

Oct 13, 2015

The MSC Annual Report 2014-15 highlights the incredible sustainability achievements of fisheries and industry leaders around the world.

UK seafood moving in a more sustainable direction

Oct 13, 2015

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has today released its annual report, showing progress in its mission to ensure healthy oceans for the future.

Lake Erie fishermen obtain global recognition for sustainable fishing

Oct 08, 2015

Canada welcomes the fourth and largest commercial freshwater fishery in the world with Lake Erie yellow perch and walleye

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