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Benefits of MSC certification

MSC certified fisheries have the opportunity to suppply markets where environmental credibility plays an increasing role in purchasing decisions.

What is your fishery assessed against?

Find out what's involved in getting certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Steps and costs to get your fishery certified

Find out the steps, costs and time involved with getting certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Contact us

Call or email the relevant MSC representative who will be happy to answer your questions.

MSC Fisheries Standard explained

Understand the three principles of the MSC Fisheries Standard and how the scoring system works.

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Eligible fisheries for MSC certification

Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Grants and support

Your fishery or business might be eligible for a grant to undergo assessment against the MSC standards - find out more.

Fisheries improving towards MSC certification

Information and tools for fisheries that wish to be certified as sustainable but do not yet meet the MSC Fisheries Standard.

After certification

What fisheries need to do after certification against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Latest news

Final determination on Echebastar Indian Ocean tuna fishery

Nov 17, 2015

The Echebastar Indian Ocean purse seine tuna fishery has been unable to meet the requirements to achieve MSC certification.

ISF Icelandic ling is first ling to be MSC certified

Nov 11, 2015

Iceland Sustainable Fisheries has extended its programme of MSC certification adding Icelandic ling to its growing list of MSC certified fisheries.

Canadian herring gillnet fishery first in the world to achieve MSC certification

Nov 05, 2015

Canadian Fall herring is the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve MSC certification.

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