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.
Jul 20, 2016
The MSC will be consulting stakeholders on enhanced requirements for labour practices.
Jul 19, 2016
WWF together with the MSC announced today the fourteen Mediterranean fisheries that are selected to undergo pre-assessment as part of Project Medfish.
Jul 11, 2016
Six organisations receive MSC funding to support knowledge and capacity building for small scale and developing world fisheries