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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.

Dutch fisherman Jan Kramer and MSC logo

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

MSC adopts new requirement for the assessment of fisheries

Jan 19, 2018

All fishing activities on a target stock on a single trip to be certified against the MSC’s Standard for sustainable fishing.

Iceland North East Atlantic Blue Whiting fishery receives MSC certification

Jan 18, 2018

All Icelandic pelagic catch is now MSC certified as sustainable, and 90% of all catch from Iceland MSC certified.

Japan’s pole-and-line tuna fishery enters MSC assessment

Dec 19, 2017

Ishihara Marine Products' long established traditional tuna fisheries aim to be certified as sustainable

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