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The MSC program could not exist without the many fishers around the world who work to safeguard stocks, ecosystems and their own livelihoods. These are their stories.

Best foot forward >

When the clam stocks were decimated in India's Ashtamudi estuary, the fishers there were left with two choices. Change their methods or risk losing their livelihoods.

Ashtamudi fisherman holding freshly caught clams

Two cantabrian anchovy fishermen smilingHow a small fish saved 'Messi' and 'Ronaldo' >

The village of Laredo in Northern Spain depends on the prized Cantabrian anchovy. Following tough times, an unlikely alliance has helped the town sustain the source of its pride.

Net Benefits

In 2009, the 10th anniversary of the MSC, independently written articles on certified fisheries were commissioned to find out how certification had helped them.
Read the Net Benefits stories >

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