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Benefits of MSC certification

MSC certified fisheries have the opportunity to supply markets where environmental credibility plays an increasing role in purchasing decisions.

What is your fishery assessed against?

Find out what's involved in getting certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Steps and costs to get your fishery certified

Find out the steps, costs and time involved with getting certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Contact us

Call or email the relevant MSC representative who will be happy to answer your questions.

MSC Fisheries Standard explained

Understand the three principles of the MSC Fisheries Standard and how the scoring system works.

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Eligible fisheries for MSC certification

Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Grants and support

Your fishery or business might be eligible for a grant to undergo assessment against the MSC standards - find out more.

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.

After certification

What fisheries need to do after certification against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

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.

FROM Nord sole fishery achieves MSC certification with support from French retail giant

May 12, 2016

With support from leading French retailer, Carrefour, the artisanal sole fishery in the Eastern Channel and North Sea has achieved MSC certification.

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