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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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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

PNA yellowfin tuna secures MSC certification

Feb 04, 2016

Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel.

John West Australia to offer world’s largest range of sustainable tuna

Feb 04, 2016

John West Australia has completely overhauled its supply chain to bring Australia the world’s largest offering of MSC certified canned tuna.

Dutch, German and Danish shrimp fleets come together to seek MSC certification

Jan 28, 2016

Fishing organisations from Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany are partnering for the sustainability assessment of their North Sea brown shrimp operations.

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