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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

First North Atlantic blue whiting fisheries become MSC Certified

Feb 11, 2016

International group fishing for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistious poutassaou) is now certified.

First octopus fishery achieves MSC certification

Feb 11, 2016

A Spanish octopus fishery has become certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

PNA yellowfin tuna secures MSC certification

Feb 04, 2016

Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel.

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