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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

Poole Harbour fishermen progress with goal for certification double-whammy

Mar 16, 2017

Poole Harbour fishermen are a step closer to their world-first goal after entering the MSC comprehensive full assessment process.

MSC seeks stakeholder input on sustainable fishing and traceability standards

Mar 15, 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of the MSC program to consultation from stakeholders.

Scottish group aims for eight MSC certified fisheries

Mar 03, 2017

The SFSAG has entered Rockall haddock, West of Scotland haddock, hake, plaice and whiting into MSC assessment.

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