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Developing world program

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

MSC developing world program

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.

2014 Developing World Fisheries Conference

Learn more about MSC's Second Developing World Fisheries Conference

Contact us

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

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Data-limited fisheries

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

Governance

Find out more about how developing world topics are considered in MSC governance

Costs of certification and Funding

Information about costs of certification and funding opportunities

Fishery Improvement Tools

Fishery improvement tools for fisheries that wish to be certified but do not yet meet the MSC standard.

Latest news

MSC and ASC sign MOU and commit to explore further opportunities to add value to partners

Jun 24, 2015

The MSCand ASC have signed a MOU furthering their collaboration and commitment to find additional efficiencies and added value for partners.

MSC publishes key research which informed review of its Fisheries Standard

Jun 22, 2015

New research published in the MSC Science Series highlights the importance of understanding spatial structure and connectivity of meta-population fisheries.

MSC receives award from Spanish society for Marine Sciences

Jun 18, 2015

Sociedad Atlántica de Oceanógrafos (SAO), the Spanish society for Marine Sciences, has recognised the MSC with the "Oceans Award" (Galardón Océanos).

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