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Over the last 20 years, we’ve worked hard to make sure the oceans are fished sustainably, but we haven’t been doing it alone. Our oceans are healthy and our stomachs are full thanks to fishermen, ocean conservationists, chefs, supermarkets, and everyone with wild, certified, sustainable seafood on their plates.

The best way to understand the impact of the MSC is from those directly involved in the program. Hear from the passionate people taking care of our oceans in the stories below.

How This Small-Scale Yellowfin Handline Tuna Fishery Catches More with the Future in Mind

Handline fishing is almost exactly what it sounds like: no poles, no nets, just a person and a baited fishing line.

Sustainable Sardines: Small in Size, Big in Impact

Sardines might be small in size but they pack punch when it comes to health and sustainability.

From a Fisher's Perspective: Why we Should be Paying Attention to Blue Foods

Tiare Boyes

We need to be better neighbors to our marine cousins, and World Ocean Day is a good opportunity to check in to see how we can do better for our planet.

Prestige Oysters: Sustainable Success After the Storm

The ability to sustainably fish for oysters and many other key species in Galveston Bay was challenged by a major natural disaster: In 2008, Hurricane Ike hit the coastal communities of Texas and Louisiana. To survive, the Halilis—the family at the helm of Prestige’s operations—had to adapt and overcome.

The Long Future of Squid

What it means to be the world's first MSC certified sustainable squid fishery.

From Collapse to Conservation

The collapse of the Grand Banks cod fishery threatened a centuries-old way of life in Newfoundland and Labrador, but a sustainably-minded seafood company has helped the industry bounce back.

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The MSC actively supports the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and its drive to increase collection and analysis of ocean data between 2021 and 2030.

West Coast Groundfish: An American Success Story in the Making

The story of a dedicated fishing family working hard to earn a living while protecting a valuable natural resource.

Alaska pollock fishing: It runs in the family

Sustainable pollock fishing in the icy cold waters of the Bering Sea.

Fish in a cold climate

How the ice fishers of Waterhen Lake are charting a sustainable future.

Beating bird bycatch

Smarter fishing practices in the Southern Ocean dramatically reduce the number of seabird deaths.

Back on the menu

How smarter fishing practices, improved management and MSC certification have transformed the fortunes of the Patagonian toothfish

Fish, camera, action

In 2009, Wild One Tony Fitzsimmons bought his first camera and two months later, he quit his job. Now a professional documentary photographer specialising in life at sea, Tony shares images and insights from his wild experience aboard the CFL Hunter, an MSC-certified toothfish boat in the southern Atlantic.

The easy way to make a better choice

MasterChef winner Sandra Mastio on living wild in the city and caring where our seafood comes from

Marine biology at the top of the world

The MSC's James Simpson joined the crew of an Arctic research vessel to investigate the creatures living in the depths of Barents Sea

The world's first certified sustainable pearl fishery

Mysteries of the deep

Mysterious creatures live in the depths of the seas off West Greenland

Suriname: The power of partnerships

How collaboration between the government, NGOs and researchers empowered the tropical shrimp fishery

Skrei: in the search of the wanderer cod

On the trail of Norway's cod king...

Shuffling for sustainability

The story of South Australia's pipi cockle fishers and their unique technique

Tuna fishing after the tsunami

How one man's vision brought a sustainable future to Japan's devastated Tōhoku region

Western Australia: Riding the crest of the wave

How a lobster fishery became a state-wide inspiration for sustainability

Saving a clam fishery in Vietnam

Iceland: An Olympic effort in sustainable fishing

The family business catching sustainable cod for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Looking after 'Bluey': Australia's blue swimmer crab

Home to the iconic blue swimmer crab, the Peel Harvey Estuary is the first ever commercial and recreational fishery to be MSC certified as sustainable.

South African hake - Fishing for a future

PNA tuna - Small islands, big opportunities

The island nations of the central Pacific don't have much land. But they have an awful lot of ocean - and a precious resource within it.

India's first certified fishery: Best foot forward

The journey to sustainability for the Ashtamudi clam fishery, India.