People depend on the fishing industry. Fish is an important source of food and employment.
And for many people around the world, sustainable fishing is a necessity, not a luxury. The alternatives are malnutrition, poverty and hunger.
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO):
Sustainable fishing communities
The MSC encourages responsible fisheries management and sustainable practices to protect the future of fishing communities.
By combatting overfishing and illegal fishing we can help protect the livelihoods and vital food security of many worldwide.