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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

Latest news

MSC launches Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund

Jul 14, 2015

The MSC has launched a new global fund for supporting fishery science research and projects.

Fisheries update: July 2015

Jul 13, 2015

New fisheries from around the world have been certified to and entered assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainability.

MSC welcomes peer reviewer applications from fisheries scientists

Jul 06, 2015

New 'Peer Review College’ invites applications from experienced scientists and aims to improve efficiency of fishery assessment review process.

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