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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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Fishery Improvement Tools

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

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Montreal restaurant Brit & Chips pioneers sustainable seafood certification

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Montreal-based Brit & Chips is the first independent restaurant in Canada to achieve MSC certification

First Scandinavian hotel chain with MSC label on the menu

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A Japanese spa and conference hotel in Sweden is the first to feature certified sustainable fish and seafood.

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