A fishery is usually defined by reference to any or all of the following: target species and stock, methods and geographic area. As such, there is variation.
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At each stage of an assessment to the MSC Fisheries Standard there is a chance for stakeholders to contribute. Find out when and how you can comment.
The MSC Fisheries Standard is designed to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. It is used to assess wild capture fisheries only.
Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.
Sustainable fishing means healthy fish stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts and effective management. To be MSC certified, fisheries must meet all these criteria.
Dec 08, 2016
Around 60% of the total catch of New Zealand’s orange roughy has achieved MSC certification for sustainable fishing practices.
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.