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Get Certified! Fisheries

MSC certified fisheries are pioneers that ensure the long term sustainability of marine environments. Find out more about getting certified.

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Benefits of MSC certification

MSC certified fisheries have the opportunity to supply 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

Canada’s first redfish fishery achieves MSC certification as sustainable

May 23, 2017

Canada’s first redfish fishery achieves MSC certification.

First Baltic Sea sprat fishery certified

May 23, 2017

The Latvian Fishermen’s Producers Organization (LFPO) has achieved MSC certification of sustainability for its sprat fishery.

Prince William Sound Alaska Salmon Proven Sustainable

May 16, 2017

The entirety of the Alaska salmon fishery, now inclusive of the Prince William Sound unit, is again certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard.

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