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The MSC US Ocean Champion Award acknowledges and celebrates commercial and fisheries partners who have gone above and beyond their MSC commitment to demonstrate their dedication to a healthier ocean and a more transparent supply chain.

The custom-made glass award made at a small glassblowing studio located in Seattle, WA recognizes partners for “ensuring an ocean full of life now and into the future."

physical ocean champions award

Past Honorees

2021 winners 

EcoFish - Henry and Lisa Lovejoy

Lang Pharma Nutrition, Inc.

Wild Alaska Pollock - At-Sea Processors Association and Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers


2020 winners 

Bar Harbor Foods®

TransOcean Lou Shaheen

Vital Choice Seafood


2019 winners 

Bamboo Sushi and the Sustainable Restaurant Group 

US Foods

Whole Foods Market


2018 winners 

Annette Island Reserve Salmon Fishery, Metlakatla Indian Community


2017 winners 

Sam’s Club, Jill Turner-Mitchael and Health & Wellness Team

MSC US Ocean Champion Award Criteria 2021
Date of issue: 14 October 2021
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Find out more

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.

What does the MSC label mean?

What does the MSC label mean?

The blue fish label is only applied to wild fish or seafood from fisheries certified to the MSC standard, a scientific measure of sustainable fishing.