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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 largest herring fishery achieves MSC certification

Nov 29, 2016

The Canada 4VWX purse seine herring fishery in the Bay of Fundy area is the third and largest Canadian herring fishery to achieve MSC certification

Mexican fishery achieves sustainability certification for Southern Gulf of California Thread Herring

Nov 28, 2016

The Southern Gulf of California Thread Herring fishery has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

MSC Announces 2nd Round of Funding for Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund

Nov 15, 2016

A second round of funding (GFSF) to support fishery science research and projects has been opened.

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