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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

Bahamian spiny lobster fishery embarks on sustainability assessment

Jan 12, 2017

The Bahamian spiny lobster fishery has stepped forward for assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing.

Argentine anchovy fishery proves it’s sustainable, again

Jan 10, 2017

The Argentine anchovy fishery has achieved re-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

U.S. and Canada fishing areas boast highest certified sustainable catch

Dec 21, 2016

A whopping 83 percent of the total catch from the Northeast Pacific fishing area is certified to the Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fishing standard.

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