The MSC Standards

The MSC set standards for sustainable fishing and traceability in the seafood supply chain. Fisheries and supply chain companies can get certified to these standards to provide assurance and support our vision of oceans teeming with life.

The MSC Standards meet international best practice guidelines for certification and ecolabelling. The Standards are developed through consultation with industry, scientists, conservationists, experts and stakeholders. 


The MSC Standards

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The MSC Fisheries Standard

The Fisheries Standard measures the sustainability of wild-capture fisheries. The Standard is open to all wild-capture fisheries except those using poisons or explosives.

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The MSC Chain of Custody Standard

The Chain of Custody Standard ensures the MSC blue fish tick label is only displayed on seafood that's traceable to an MSC certified sustainable fishery.

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The ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard

The joint ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard rewards environmentally sustainable and socially responsible seaweed production. It is open to cultured and wild harvest seaweed operations worldwide.

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Help protect our ocean

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Buy sustainable seafood

You’ll find MSC certified sustainable seafood with the blue fish tick on over 500 products as well as some restaurant menus.

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Teach and learn about ocean sustainability

Use our Australian and New Zealand curriculum-relevant teaching and learning resources to discover how we can help keep our oceans healthy for generations to come.


Stories from the sea

Sustainable fishing isn't always easy. Find out what it takes from the passionate people working hard so you don't have to.

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