For 25 years fisheries, scientists, consumers, and industry have been part of a collective effort to make sure our ocean is fished sustainably.
Since the MSC was founded in 1997, fisheries responsible for around 15% of marine catch have been certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Certification is helping to grow and maintain the number of sustainable fish populations around the world.
To remain certified, fisheries have made over 2,000 improvements to their practices and management to date.
Globally, more than 46,200 locations, including supermarket chains, restaurants, fishmongers, and hotels are now certified to sell seafood with the MSC blue fish label.
of marine wild catch is engaged with the MSC program (certified, in assessment, or working towards assessment)
improvements made by MSC certified fisheries by the end of March 2022
of certified fisheries have made improvements in practice
More than 20,400
different products sold globally with the MSC blue label in the UK financial year 2021-22 (1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022)
sites around the world selling certified sustainable seafood
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As well as fishing healthy populations, fisheries must show they are managing their impacts on habitats and other marine species.
Traceable supply chains
Retailers, fishmongers and restaurants around the world are certified for traceability so fish sold with the MSC label can be traced to a sustainable fishery.