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MSC certification confirms your fishery is well-managed and is sustaining resources and livelihoods for future generations.


Being MSC certified means meeting the world’s most recognized benchmark for sustainability: the MSC Fisheries Standard. The MSC Fisheries Standard is based on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) code of conduct for responsible fisheries. The Standard is developed in consultation with a range of people and organizations around the world, including government academics, researchers, the fishing industry, and NGOs. 

MSC certification may provide

  • Enhanced reputation 
  • Better visibility 
  • Improved dialogue with stakeholders 
  • A pathway for improvements 
  • Protected livelihoods  
  • Access to new markets 
  • Secure markets  
  • Promotional opportunities

Fisheries explain why they choose MSC

Sustainable fisheries are important for the future

Sustainable fisheries are important for the future


The number of commercial sites certified to sell seafood with the MSC label


Seafood products have the blue label, and can be traced back to the certified sustainable fishery


Of global marine fisheries are MSC certified

“Ecolabeling is becoming increasingly important. We believe an external audit of our fisheries and management systems will increase our credibility in the marketplace and at the same time contribute to preventing any disadvantageous development in the fisheries.”

Audun Maråk

Managing Director, Fiskebåt