Frequently Asked Questions

The Marine Stewardship Council is committed to educating consumers about overfishing and inspiring them to make the switch to certified sustainable seafood. As people learn more about the sustainable seafood movement, we’re asked more and more questions.

Here, we’ve shared some commonly asked questions about the Marine Stewardship Council and the larger world of sustainable seafood:

About the MSC

Ecolabels & the MSC Blue Fish

The MSC Standards & Certification

Sustainable Seafood & Species

Seafood Fraud & Mislabeling

Traceability

Fishing & Fisheries

Bycatch

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What is sustainable fishing?

What is sustainable fishing?

Sustainable fishing means leaving enough fish in the ocean, respecting habitats and ensuring people who depend on fishing can maintain their livelihoods.

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Is seafood with the MSC label really sustainable?

Is seafood with the MSC label really sustainable?

You can trust that seafood with the blue MSC label was caught by a responsible fishery in a sustainable way.

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How does the MSC label compare?

How does the MSC label compare?

There are many labels out there, so how does the blue fish compare with others?

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