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What is a fishery?

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.

Have your say

Get involved and comment on a fishery in assessement. Your input can help ensure well-informed, robust fisheries assessments.

Comment on an assessment

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.

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MSC Fisheries Standard

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.

Eligible fisheries for MSC certification

Find out which fisheries are eligible to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

Sustainable fishing

Sustainable fishing means healthy fish stocks, minimal ecosystem impacts and effective management. To be MSC certified, fisheries must meet all these criteria.

Latest news

New Zealand skipjack tuna purse seine fishery certified as sustainable

Aug 17, 2017

The Talley’s New Zealand skipjack tuna purse seine fishery has been certified as sustainable. Over 50% of New Zealand's seafood catch is now MSC certified.

MSC scholarships to help fund research in East Africa and Kenya

Aug 16, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is proud to announce the winners of the latest round of its scholarship program.

Final determination on assessment of the Northeastern Tropical Pacific tuna fishery

Aug 04, 2017

An independent adjudicator has upheld the third party assessment of the Northeastern Tropical Pacific tuna fishery determining that it meets the MSC standard.

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