World Oceans Day

Join the MSC in Celebrating World Oceans Day!

For more than 20 years, the MSC has been working to safeguard our ocean for future generations. 

Choosing the MSC blue fish label when purchasing seafood is just one of many small actions you can take this World Oceans Day—and every day—to build a #BigBlueFuture. 

What does a #BigBlueFuture look like?


Working Towards a #BigBlueFuture

At the MSC, we know that small actions can make a big difference. We envision a future where our ocean and its fish populations are thriving; we work towards a future in which we can continue to enjoy wild, sustainable seafood for generations to come. 

The choices we make have a ripple effect. The fish fingers we prepare for our families can help protect an entire ecosystem. The shellfish we share with friends can help safeguard a species. The tuna we choose can encourage more ocean-friendly fishing. We encourage you to think about the journey the seafood you eat took to get to your dinner plate and reflect on the positive impact your choices can have.

Dive in and discover how the MSC blue label helps to build a big blue future. Read thought pieces from experts in their respective fields, uncover information about our #BigBlueFuture, and empower yourself with simple ways to get (and stay!) involved in the global efforts to keep our ocean healthy. 

So, can a little drop in the ocean really make a big difference?
With your help, we know it can.



Start Your Sustainable Seafood Journey

While the MSC blue fish is an easy way for you to identify ocean-friendly, sustainable seafood when you’re at the store, our recipes make it even easier to enjoy these items at home!

We've curated a collection of delicious sustainable seafood from around the globe, just for you. All recipes can be made with seafood that features the MSC blue fish label. We're sure that there's a fish dish for everyone to enjoy! 

Share your take on these recipes with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or by using the hashtag #MSCbluefish.




  • 4, 6 oz pieces of MSC certified cod
  • 1 small bulb of fennel, shaved
  • 2 cups mixed melon, cubed small (cantaloupe and honeydew are best)
  • 4 slices of prosciutto, cut into small pieces
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Citrus vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice + zest of 1 lemon,
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice + zest of 1 orange
  • ¼ cup of mixed lemon and orange segments, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp tarragon, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper (optional)
  1. Zest the lemon and orange before segmenting, then slice off the peel to remove all the white pith. Carefully cut out the segments from between the membranes, then chop finely.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients together. Adjust for seasoning. Set aside while you prepare the salad.
  3. In a deep pan, add lemon juice, cod pieces, a pinch of salt and just enough cold water to cover the fish. Turn heat on to medium and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the fish to rest in the liquid.
  4. Combine the melon, fennel and prosciutto in a bowl and toss with just enough vinaigrette to coat, reserving enough to drizzle on the fish. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula, very gently remove the fish from the liquid to a paper towel lined plate - remove most of the moisture. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of salt.
  6. On each plate, portion out the salad and top with a piece of cod. Drizzle with 1-2 tsp of the reserved vinaigrette and serve.

The subtle fruity sweetness of the melon is perfectly balanced by the crisp and zesty acidity of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc.

Please enjoy responsibly.

Read more about our Big Blue Future

The MSC is an international non-profit established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.

Registered Charity number: 1066806. Registered Company number: 3322023.

American Public Charity Status: 170(b) (1) (A) (vi)    DLN: 170531178744094


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