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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.

MSC labelled products in German supermarket

Introducing the MSC

The MSC is an international non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing, and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.

What we do

The MSC runs an ambitious certification and labelling program. We work with partners to promote sustainable fishing and transform the world's seafood markets.

The MSC Standards

Explanations of the Marine Stewardship Council's Fisheries and Chain of Custody Standards - for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability.

Learn about our standard

This short film explains the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainability.

MSC's Annual Report 2014-15

Celebrating 15 years of certified sustainable seafood

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About the Developing World Program

Find out more about the objectives and activities of the Developing World Program

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.

10 facts about the MSC

Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council.

Latest news

Canadian herring gillnet fishery first in the world to achieve MSC certification

Nov 05, 2015

Canadian Fall herring is the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve MSC certification.

Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns get the MSC blue tick

Oct 26, 2015

Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns get the MSC blue tick MSC and WWF Australia media release

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.

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