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Developing World Program

Ensuring developing world and small scale fishery participation in the MSC.

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About the Developing World Program

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

Developing world fisheries participating in the MSC program

Find out more about the developing world fisheries that are already engaged in the MSC certification program.

Resources, links and support

A range of materials and resources aimed at helping developing world fisheries move towards MSC certification.

Our Fisheries, Our Future

Learn more about how fisheries engage the MSC program to improve fisheries and enhance livelihoods

Contact us

The MSC Developing World Team is here to help. If you have questions please get in touch.

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Fisheries improving towards MSC certification

Information and tools for fisheries that wish to be certified as sustainable but do not yet meet the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Community Catch newsletter

Read about MSC work with small-scale and developing world fisheries in our newsletter.

Data-limited fisheries

Assessment methods for data-limited fisheries which allow them to demonstrate that they meet the MSC standard.

Costs of certification and Funding

Information about costs of certification and funding opportunities

Latest news

North Sea cod faces ultimate test to assess whether it is sustainable

May 19, 2016

North Sea cod has today entered Marine Stewardship Council assessment - widely regarded as the ultimate test of seafood sustainability.

Bratsk freshwater perch fishery achieves MSC certification

May 19, 2016

Russian small scale inland fishery attains sustainability standard with view to selling ecolabelled perch across European markets.

MSC scholarships awarded for research on small scale fisheries, seaweed aquaculture and tuna stocks

May 16, 2016

Students from South Africa, the USA, and Mexico will use grant funding to conduct original research across different areas of marine science.

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