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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.

Reaching out to fisheries in South America

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 2013-14

The MSC's Annual Report gives an overview of highlights and activities over the past financial year

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21 facts about MSC

Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council in this list of 21 facts about MSC.

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.

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

Skansen – Sweden's first MSC certified zoo

May 12, 2015

The seals at Skansen zoo in Sweden are now fed herring with the MSC ecolabel, sourced from sustainable fisheries.

Western Australia rock lobster celebrates 15 sustainable years and strengthens ties with Asia

May 01, 2015

World’s first MSC certified fishery celebrates 15 years of sustainability. Increased ties with export market China, where certified seafood demand is growing.

First ever Chinese fishery achieves MSC certification

Apr 22, 2015

Scallop fishery, Zoneco - formerly known as Zhangzidao - is the first Chinese fishery to be MSC certified, recognising its sustainability and good management.

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