MSC briefings and statements

Read background briefings and statements from the Marine Stewardship Council.

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Full shot of fishermen repairing hanging nets with their backs to the camera

Our approach

Our approach means everyone can play a part in safeguarding the future of our oceans while enjoying seafood, not avoiding it.

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Fisherman (front right) kneeling on sand collecting clams, with an ocean view behind

The impact on communities

Fish is an important source of food and income for communities around the world. For many people, sustainable fishing is a necessity, not a luxury.

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Coastguard ship (left) out on the ocean, foregrounded by rocks and under a cloudy sky

Overfishing, illegal and destructive fishing

The MSC was formed to address the problem of overfishing. Our program works against illegal and destructive fishing practices.

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